Freshly cooked shrimp are baked in a well-seasoned butter and bread crumb mixture. Great as an appetizer or main dish.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1/2 gallon water
- 1 small onion, quartered
- 1 strip celery, roughly chopped
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 pounds unshelled raw shrimp
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon steak sauce
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
In a large pot, combine water, onion, celery, bay leaves, and 3 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. Bring the liquid to a boil and add the unshelled shrimp. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove the pot from the heat. Let shrimp cool in the liquid. Drain the shrimp and shell and devein them.
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with an electric hand mixer or whisk, and thoroughly blend in the bread crumbs and sour cream. Slowly beat in the parsley, crushed garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, black pepper and juice of 1/2 lemon.
Arrange the shrimp in the bottom of 6 (5 ounce) ramekins and cover them with the butter mixture.
Bake in preheated oven until tops are lightly browned, about 10 to 15 minutes.