Monday, July 29, 2013

Recipe Monday - Shrimp Casserole

I love seafood and could eat it everyday!  Here is an easy recipe for shrimp - just a warning - it is not low calorie!

Ingredients Needed:

1 lb. deveined and cleaned shrimp
1 1/2 sleeves Ritz Crackers
1 stick of butter or margarine
Garlic Powder
Optional:   Walnuts
                   White Wine

First, peel the shrimp and take off the tails.  I always buy deveined shrimp to make it easier and quicker. 

Then I prefer to soak my shrimp in a bowl of milk for about a half hour.  I do this to take some of the "fishy" smell and taste away. 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.   Then drain, rinse, and pat dry the shrimp.   Next, take the shrimp and lay in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 pan.   Put the Ritz crackers in a plastic sandwich bag and  crush into crumbs, or you could use a food processor.  

Melt the butter or margarine in a bowl in the microwave.  Then add the crushed crackers to the butter.  At this point you could also add the optional ingredients of crushed walnuts and white wine.  If adding either ingredient it is all a matter of taste, I usually use a 1/4 cup of each.   Then mix all ingredients together.

Next, spoon your mixture over the shrimp.  Then sprinkle some garlic powder over the top of the mixture.   I usually sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon, again it is all personal taste.  

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 20-30 minutes until topping is golden brown and shrimp are pink.  We usually have it with a salad, rice pilaf, and a glass of wine of course!   Enjoy!!!