Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Can You Tell My Cat Does My Styling? - Spicy Shrimp Bake


This post was a long time coming. I'd like to thank my bloggy bestie, Sarah of Dash and a Pinch, for this absolutely amaze-balls recipe, which I have been building upon over the past few months. And I don't use that compliment lightly. Amaze-balls.


In order to describe to you how really, truly AMAZE-BALLS this shrimp bake is, I'm even going to admit something borderline embarrassing to you guys (or, y'all, if I'm talking Texas)... I literally drink the sauce when the shrimp is gone. It is THAT good.


In addition, I'd like to thank my cat for his help with food styling and props. I keep telling him he has to take up freelance styling full time but his heart is in his current position, as decorative pillow on the couch.

Who am I to push him away from all that?

In reality, when there is a new thing in the room that he can perch on,
he will perch.
Anyways. Do yourself a favor: next time shrimp is on sale, make this recipe. It's perfect. Spicy, lemony, buttery, and the sauce is perfect for sopping up with a crusty piece of bread. I even made homemade bread for this. Because that's what it DESERVES.


Spicy Shrimp Bake
(Adapted from Dash and a Pinch)
  • 1.5 lbs raw shrimp
  • 1.5 sticks butter
  • 3 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 lemons, one juiced one sliced
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning (more or less, depending on how spicy you like things)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

-Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

-In a glass baking dish, microwave the butter until melted. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, except for the shrimp. Taste, and adjust spice to your desired level. Toss in shrimp.

-Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until shrimp is pink. Serve over crusty bread with a generous ladle of sauce.

23 comments:

  1. Wow.... looks good.. and your cat is very talented. :)

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  2. I love a good shrimp dish and this looks different from anything I've made in the past! Delicious!

    Sues

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  3. Every once in a while we get a kitty helper for photos, too. Whatever they can do to get in the way, I guess!

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  4. This looks delish, also what a pretty cat!!

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  5. Looks delicious. I like the idea of bread to soak up all the goodness.

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  6. I think you cat did a great job. Is he freelance? ;) Yummy looking dish!

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  7. I love the addition of the bread to soak up the great sauce.

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  8. This sounds delicious! And with some fresh gulf shrimp? Outstanding!

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  9. Your shrimp looks fabulous; I can't wait to try it! And, your cat is adorable!

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  10. I LOVE spicy shrimp! This looks delish!

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  11. This looks delicious, but the cat is the star of the show! Mine is on my photography setup immediately after putting down a new table, board, surface as well.

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  12. This looks utterly fantastic. I will watch for shrimp to go on sale and I want your kitty.

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  13. Omg your cat! I want him! This shrimp looks delicious and I think it'll be showing up soon on my meal plan!

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  14. Sounds like one talented cat! The shrimps look delicious!

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  15. Your Spicy Shrimp Bake looks absolutely amazing - I love dishes like this! And the photos with your cat in are adorable - they brought back great memories of when our lovely cat boys were alive. They lived to be 18 and they loved shrimp all the way through :-)

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  16. I love recipes that have a little kick! This sounds so good!

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  17. Your cat is so pretty and that dish looks yummy

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  18. You and your cat are very talented. The recipe is delicious.

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  19. What a delicious shrimp dish...I can't wait to try it!

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  20. I love spicy and love shrimp so I am sure I would love this recipe! And I think your cat and my cat could be good friend! She helps me out too!!

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  21. This sounds super good! Love the food prop.... to cute!

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  22. Yum! Is it so wrong that I would cook some egg noodles or pasta to put underneath the shrimp? Or maybe some rice? What a pretty kitty!

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