Basil Butter Parmesan Shrimp

I love shrimp!  Any recipe that calls for shrimp has to be a good one and so I was pleasantly surprised to find a recipe that did a cool twist to some roasted shrimp.

And yes, it tasted as good as it looks!


2 pounds raw shrimp; peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon salt and pepper

1 stick of butter (room temperature)

a handful of fresh basil (5-6 leaves)

4-6 cloves garlic

1/4 cup shredded parmesan

Place butter in a bowl and let sit until it is soft at room temperature.

Chop the garlic and basil.

Add the basil and garlic and just a pinch of salt to the soft butter.

With a fork, squish and mix this together completely.

Take a small piece of wax paper or parchment paper and scoop out the butter and place it on the paper.  Roll the paper with the butter to form a log and stick this in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Place your shrimp that has been peeled and deveined into a casserole dish.

Add 1/4 cup olive oil.

Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper.

Toss and mix all of this so that every piece of shrimp is coated.

Place this in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Just until the shrimp is pink.

Remove from oven.

Get the basil butter out of the refrigerator and slice and then quarter your butter.

Put shrimp on a plate, top with basil butter pieces.  Sprinkle ith parmesan and extra basil.




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