New Orleans BBQ Shrimp
- 2 sticks butter
- 1/2 Bottle Italian Dressing (16 ounce)
- Juice of Four Lemons
- 2-3 Pounds Uncooked Shrimp, peels and tails intact
- 1 t cayenne pepper
- 1 t freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 t kosher salt
- 1/2 t crushed red pepper
- 1/2 t dried thyme
- Good French or Italian Bread for Soaking up the Sauce
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan then stir in the dressing, lemon juice and seasonings. Stir well and heat through.
Place the shrimp in a large roasting pan or two casserole dishes – they do not have to be in one layer, as many as will fit in the dish with the sauce is fine. Pour the butter sauce over the shrimp and stir to coat. Place the shrimp in the oven and roast for 45 minutes (they can stay in a bit longer or happily sit for half an hour or so out of the oven if you get distracted with a beer).