2 lbs of medium to large shrimp (Devein if necessary, but I prefer to buy it already deveined.)
1 stick of butter
1 or 2 lemons
salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cajun or blackened seasoning (sprinkled generously according to taste)
1 lb linguini
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
half a stick of butter
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
a dash of basil
Boil and drain linguini according to package directions. Toss with olive oil, butter, Parmesan cheese, Italian bread crumbs, and basil. Rinse shrimp and place in a foil-lined broiling pan. Slice butter and place on top of shrimp. Squeeze lemons over the shrimp, and then sprinkle them with salt, garlic, pepper, and a cajun or blackened seasoning. I like mine heavily seasoned, but this is one of those recipes that I season visually. Broil for a few minutes, and then stir to distribute the melted butter. Broil for just a few more minutes after stirring. If you buy the shrimp raw, it will turn from gray to pink as it cooks and will look like the picture below when done.
Serve the shrimp with its buttery sauce over the linguini. I also tossed a salad and steamed some purple cauliflower. So simple and elegant...
And yes, it tastes amazing! Serves 6-8 people.
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