Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients 2 sticks unsalted butter , softened3 large cloves of garlic , very finely chopped1 Tbsp. and 2 tsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley1 1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 tsp. chopped thyme leavesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper3 pounds large shrimp , shelled and deveined, tails left on1 Tbsp. thinly sliced basil leavesCrusty bread , for serving
Total time: 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 450°. In a medium bowl, mix the butter with the garlic, 2 teaspoons of the parsley, the lemon zest, lemon juice and thyme and season with salt and pepper.
In a large gratin dish, arrange the shrimp, tails up, in a circular pattern. Dot the shrimp with the flavored butter and roast for about 10 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and the butter is bubbling. Sprinkle the shrimp with the remaining 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley and the basil leaves. Serve hot with bread.
Make ahead: The flavored butter can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 1 month.
Wine Pairing: When aged in oak, Chardonnay develops a luscious texture that goes nicely with these buttery shrimp. Try the 2007 Ferrari-Carano Tré Terre or the 2007 Landmark Damaris Reserve.