Oh my goodness!  This is a good one!  These shrimp are such a treat, just perfect for your holiday get together or as a fun Christmas Eve dinner with crusty bread and a salad!

These New Orleans Style shrimp are so good my mouth is watering just looking at these pictures – it really is!  They are fiery and buttery and full of flavor!  And you won’t even believe how simple and quick they are to make!

All you need are shrimp, italian dressing, butter, pepper and lemons.  So simple!

Rinse shrimp.

Mix sauce.

Pour sauce over shrimp.

Bake until pink.

You will absolutely want to serve this with a thick slice of hot and toasty french bread – because this sauce is made for dipping!

New Orleans Style Shrimp

2-3 pounds shrimp with shell (fresh or frozen)
1 cup butter
1/4 cup pepper
8 oz italian style dressing
juice of 2 lemons

What to do:  Place rinsed shrimp in large roasting pan, if using frozen shrimp make sure they are completely thawed.  Combine ingredients for sauce and mix well.  Pour over shrimp and make sure they are well coated.  Roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until shrimp are pink.  During last 10 minutes of roasting, pop your bread in the oven to warm – you are gonna want to eat this right away!

Tips: This is a very kicky version, if you want a little less spice then use less pepper or try a Cajun seasoning mix instead.  This sauce recipe can be doubled and used for about 6 pounds of shrimp if you are feeding a crowd!  If the shrimp is your main course you can figure about 1/4 pound of shrimp per person – if it is an appetizer or is being served along with other heavy foods then you can count on each person eating a bit less.  Cooking time may need to be extended if doubling the recipe – 45 minutes for 6 pounds of shrimp.

This recipe came from my Auntie who lives and fabulously cooks in Augusta, Georgia – Home of the Masters and the Tea-Time at the Master’s cookbook – where this recipe originated.

post and pictures by Sunshine