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Cajun Shrimp

No recipe image available.These hot and garlicky shrimp are always a crowd pleasing treat. Cover your table with newspapers, bowls for shells, lots of napkins, plenty of hot, crusty French bread or garlic rolls and ice cold beverages.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
Juice of 1 lemon
2 pounds large unpeeled shrimp
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 lemons, quartered

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Lower the heat and add the garlic, basil, oregano, cayenne, and lemon juice. Cook approximately 3 to 5 minutes, or until the garlic is softened.
  2. Add the shrimp and sauté at medium heat until the shells turn pink and the meat opaque, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with lemon quarters on the side.

Makes 8 servings.