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Lemony Garlick Shrimp


  • 1 pound uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tails removed (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil (see note)
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons minced peeled garlic
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or to taste
  • Several drops hot pepper sauce or several grains cayenne pepper to taste
  • Old Bay Seafood Seasoning, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or to taste
  • Minced parsley or chervil and/or grated lemon peel for garnish


  1. Prepare shrimp for sautéeing.
  2. In a large heavy skillet, melt butter or heat olive oil over moderate heat. Add shrimp and garlic to skillet.
  3. Sprinkle Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, and seafood seasoning evenly over shrimp.
  4. Stir-fry/sauté shrimp, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, over moderate heat just until shrimp are opaque in color and cut easily with a fork. Do not overcook as shrimp will become tough.
  5. Sprinkle lemon juice over shrimp just before serving.
  6. Garnish each serving with a sprinkle of minced parsley or chervil.

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