Buttery Broiled Shrimp

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Buttery Broiled Shrimp can be made in just minutes and will disappear even faster. Coated in herbs and spices, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and butter, these Broiled Shrimp work as a party appetizer or main dish. Serve leftovers over grits for a delicious southern breakfast.

Buttery Broiled Shrimp

 

You’ll need lots of fresh bread to mop up the buttery sauce. It’s every bit as good as the shrimp themselves.

It takes less than 5 minutes to prep these Buttery Broiled Shrimp. Maybe a little longer if you factor in peeling the shrimp.

Buttery Broiled Shrimp recipe

 

Just peel the shrimp, leave the tails on if you desire. Spread them out on a baking sheet and top with a spice mixture of garlic powder, creole seasoning, cayenne pepper, paprika, and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle on some lemon juice and Worcestersire sauce, and slivers of butter. Then roast for about 10 to 12 minutes. Watch the shrimp closely and be careful not to overcook. Overcooked shrimp will have a rubbery texture.

Broil for just a minute or two to up the flavor some and these Buttery Broiled Shrimp are ready to serve. Easy Peasy.

Recipe Tip: If you don’t have access to fresh shrimp, you can use frozen shrimp. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. The size of your shrimp will effect the cooking time, so use it as an estimate.

If you want these shrimp to be extra spicy, double the amount of cayenne pepper.

Buttery Broiled Shrimp make an easy appetizer

Buttery Broiled Shrimp

Buttery Broiled Shrimp

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Buttery Broiled Shrimp can be made in just minutes and will disappear even faster. Coated in herbs and spices, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and butter, these Broiled Shrimp work as a party appetizer or main dish. 
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Creole Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, cut into slivers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, Italian seasoning, Creole seasoning, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle spice mixture on shrimp.
  • Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice over shrimp.
  • Evenly scatter butter slivers over shrimp.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes.

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9 thoughts on “Buttery Broiled Shrimp

  1. Our spring break trip to NOLA was rescheduled so we spent our staycation enjoying this shrimp. It was wonderful and very easy to do. This was the teen girls favorite dinner so far. The butter sauce after the shrimp is done cooking is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. My husband & I Loved this recipe, will def make again. I added canned Pettit diced tomatoes & some capers. I pour 1/2 over linguine & the other 1/2 over Rice Pilaf & of course garlic cheese bread…πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  3. We have recently started trying shrimp recipes at our house. This is my favorite! It was so good over cheesy grits.

  4. I always use frozen shrimp due to the difference in price over fresh here in Canada. I let them thaw in the fridge overnight – put them in a bowl; you would be surprised how much water there is.
    All my shrimp dishes have been very good. Spicy Southern Kitchen has several wonderful shrimp dishes – I have made several so far and all absolutely delicious!

      1. Bon Secour…. so great to see it mentioned. I live in Orange Beach. I am trying this recipe tonight. I think Blalocks also ships.

    1. Unless you live in an area with a shrimp fleet, all shrimp is frozen and sold thawed. Nearly all shrimp is frozen at sea. So, yes, you can use frozen shrimp.

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