Friday, June 25, 2010

Lemon Garlic Baked Shrimp

Saturday was a busy day for us. Andrew, Oliver and I were at the farmers' market early. Oliver enjoyed meeting new friends and impressing people with how well behaved he is. I came home with a perfect head of frisee, two big bunches of beets, knob onions, summer squash and blueberries. No tomatoes yet. Soon! I immediately steamed the beets for a salad. Then I stir fried the beet greens and dressed them with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for a lunch appetizer. Make that snack!

I repotted a few plants and worked in the garden awhile. When dinnertime rolled around, I wanted something simple. I'd picked up shrimp earlier and had planned a more elaborate dish. This simple recipe, however, was just right for our dinner.

(Serves 2)

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3/4 pound medium shrimp, shelled
1/4 cup good olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 450

In an 8 inch oven-proof container bake garlic in oil for two minutes.

Add the shrimp, 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and toss to combine.

Bake, turning shrimp once, until the shrimp are pink and curled--6 to 8 minutes.

Sprinkle parsely over shrimp and serve with a good crusty bread to dip up the lemon-garlic sauce.



  1. I love lemon, garlic and shrimp, so this is perfect in my book. yum, i think i can smell/taste it now.

  2. That sounds yummy. I love lemon/garlic shrimp.

  3. I'm not a shrimp eater myself, but I know two people who are gonna LOVE this!

  4. I had something similar as an appetizer at a restaurant last night and your dish looks restaurant-worthy! It looks delicious.

  5. Yes, this looks great. I so envy your frisee buy.

  6. Your baked shrimp sounds delicious. AND---I'm envious of your fresh veggies from the Farmer's Market.... YUM!!!!!

    I haven't had any fresh tomatoes yet either --but hope to start getting some soon. Summer is the only time in the year I will eat fresh tomatoes... AND I love them...

    Have a great day.

  7. Oh golly---love shrimp!
    Are they charging an arm and a leg for it yet????

    Have a wonderful Sunday!


  8. Okay, my mouth is watering. This looks so delicious, and all the market veggies are a treat. Thank you fo coming by - lunch sounds perfect!
    Good Sunday to you,

  9. I love shrimp!! Those look amazing.

    About the All Clad roasting pan.

    I really like it, but it is a bugger to keep super clean. I use Barkeepers on it and it stays relatively shinny, but some of the roasted on stuff will not come off. I think there is more than one size, and I have the small one, since my oven is very little( which I hate).
    There is also a non stick version , and went back and forth about it, but in the end I don't like how nonstick stuff cooks/ roasts.
    It is very, very heavy, and if it is full, I have my husband get it out of the oven, especially if there is a turkey in it.
    Very well made, and you will most likely never have to buy another roasting pan for the rest of your life, just like all of their stuff. I have a nice set of All Clad pots and pans, and I LOVE then, and treat them well.

  10. Oops, forgot to mention, that it comes with a rack insert, which is great for roasting chicken etc. I also purchased a V shaped roasting rack for chicken too, and it fits in there perfect.

  11. One can never go wrong when highlighting shrimp with these natural simple ingredients.

    Just yesterday I made shrimps too...however, not without my pasta ;o)
    Have a great Sunday and flavourful wishes, Claudia

  12. Hi Bonnie, I made that Easter leg of lamb,that I blogged about, in it, and it was a perfect fit. Now the turkey is another story. We always buy a 12/14 lb turkey, and it fits in there beautifully, but anything bigger, I'm not sure. There are five to six only for our Thanksgivings, so it is perfect for us.

    I was just at a kitchen store the other day and was looking at the new "Cassis" colored Le Creuset dutch oven, and just lifting up the lid nearly put out my back!! I don't have anymore room sadly for another addition,or I would add that baby to my collection.
    I too have a hand me down lodge pan. I haven't used it in years.

  13. Man would I love to taste your cooking!! Has Oliver sampled any of it? Does he like shrimp?

  14. It's simple but one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp. Visiting a farmers market is the perfect way to start off the weekend.

  15. I love the simplicity of your recipe. It looks and sounds delicious. I'm glad the newest addition to your family fits right and enjoys the farmer's market. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. Talk about yummy!! Garlic and Shrimp, could it get any better!?

  17. This sounds wonderful - printing it out and hubby would love!

  18. Bonnie that looks delicious! I wish I liked beets - they are so colorful, but not a huge fan.

    Although I did make beet hummus that turned out really good - but you really couldn't taste the beets, it was only slightly sweet.

    You might like it since you like beets :D

  19. Oh, that sounds like just my kind of recipe! Simple and sensational! The beet green snack sounds tasty, too! I love beets... anyway, anytime!

  20. Wow, do those shrimp look delicious! So fresh and gorgeous - thanks for sharing! I am sure you and your family really enjoyed them:)

  21. Yummy. I love shrimp. I'll have to try that this weekend when we go to the coast. Carla

  22. This makes my mouth water just looking at it and reading the recipe. I can't wait to try it!

  23. Hi Bonnie! Oh, my goodness this shrimp dish looks so delicious! I love shrimp and this sounds so good. I am definitely going to make this!
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me. Retirement is great and it does take a little adjustment! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. In answer to your question about the sculpture, the first picture we took earlier. Then we did a bit of shopping and returned near sunset for the other pictures. It's on a major road, so we could almost never stop. We had to drive around and around to snap as we passed. And each time, the sun was lower.

  25. I love these kind of days. You have the life that I am aiming for in the future.

    Wonderful dish. A lovely simple summer meal.

  26. So simple, quick and fresh, the perfect summer meal.

  27. My husband stood behind me as I was visiting your blog the other day and said "ooh that looks good" wink wink! So I might have to make his shrimp for dinner pretty soon :-)

    Yes, please feel free to blog about the blueberry cake. I hope you like it!


  28. Thank you so much for letting us know this lemon garlic Shrimp Stir Fry. I have a plan to cook it on Monday because that day was special. Keep on sharing!


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