Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 pound butter

  2. 1/2 cup lemon juice

  3. 2 teaspoons fresh basil -- chopped

  4. 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  5. 2 teaspoons fresh oregano -- chopped

  6. 5 garlic cloves -- minced

  7. 1 bay leaf -- crumbled

  8. 1/2 cup black pepper -- finely ground salt

  9. 4 pounds large raw shrimp in shells

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preparation : The shrimp should be of a size to number 30-35 per pound. Melt the butter in a large deep-sided frying pan or iron skillet over low heat. When melted, raise the heat, and add the remaining ingredients except the shrimp. Cook, stirring often, until browned to a rich mahogany color, about 10 minutes. Add the shrimp, stirring and turning to coat well with the seasoned butter. Cook until the shrimp have turned a rich deep pink, about 10 minutes. Serve the shrimp in their shells, peeling them at the table.


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