Saturday, November 04, 2006

Ben's Garlic Lemon Shrimp

Seasonal Recipe of the Week
Okay, here a really easy recipe for garlic and lemon shrimp my father made this past weekend for our little New York friends get-together, and it was great. To make it even easier, start with frozen large IQF shrimp, they come already cleaned and defrost in about 5 minutes under running water.

30 large shrimp, defrosted and cut open further then they already are
Juice of 2 lemons
6 cloves garlic pureed in 1/2 cup of good olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Panko or bread crumbs

Place shrimp on a sheet pan and brush with lemon juice. Let marinate 30 minutes. Combine the Panko and the olive oil garlic mixture. Add salt and pepper and taste. It should be pretty strong. Then fill the opening of each shrimp with with the mixture. You can refrigerate at this point till you are ready to serve. To cook, simply place under the broiler for 5-7 minutes till shrimp are white and firm. You can also bake them in a 375 oven, but it might take a few minutes more. Serve immediately! I would also serve some Italian bread to soak up the extra garlic. Now you are safe from vampires!