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Easy Lemon Shrimp

on August 9, 2013

Hey Everybody! Hope your week has gone well! Did any of you make it to Chick-Fil-A appreciation day? We were in MO at the time and couldn’t find any where we were. 😦 But the week before they had a cow appreciation day where you go in dressed as a cow and you got a free entree or meal. So we made costumes (even painted our noses black) and all day we counted down the hours until it was time to go.


But when we parked at Chick Fil A there was nobody else there dressed as cows. πŸ˜› Imagine how self conscious we were as we realized we were all dressed as cows, about to go into a full restaurant. All the black noses turned to me and said “Are you sure it’s today?” I was positive it was Cow Appreciation Day but just to be sure Dad called our Chick- Fil-A and made sure it was. So we made or way in and tried to hide behind each other. With 10 people dressed as cows though, I’m not sure why we thought it would do us any good. πŸ˜‰ Our herd made its way up to order and one of the employees had a bell and the tradition is to moo whenever you hear the bell ring. So we all mooed our hearts out. Everybody laughed and we started to relax and sat down to enjoy our meal.

Here’s an interesting tidbit for you– When they bread their chicken before frying it, they mix powdered sugar into the flour and they don’t use any milk. They just throw the chicken into the flour/sugar mixture.


Hahahaha… anyway back on track. Today’s recipe is a easy lemon shrimp! It’s great for meatless Fridays or if you’re just craving some seafood! One thing that I love about this recipe is that it cooks the shrimp perfectly. Before this recipe, our preferred method of cooking shrimp was steaming them. But I always had trouble figuring out exactly how long to steam them and they never came out cooked the same way. This solved my problems. Just throw them in the oven, set the timer and then forget about them.

Also, this is my revised version. We use one more lemon than the original recipe called for and I rewrote the directions so they are a little more clear. πŸ™‚

Easy Lemon Shrimp


1 stick of butter
2 lemons
2 lbs of shrimp fresh or frozen*
1 packet of dry zesty italian seasoning mix


Set the oven to 350. Put the stick of butter on a cookie sheet (that has edges) and put it in the oven to melt.

Slice the lemons thinly and lay them over the butter, trying to cover the cookie sheet as best as possible.

Lay the shrimp in a single layer over the lemons. Sprinkle the packet of italian seasoning over everything.

Put in the oven and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Serve over crusty bread, noodles or with a side of rice and veggies. Enjoy!!

*If the shrimp was frozen thaw them by running them under cold water until they do not feel frozen when you squeeze them.



One response to “Easy Lemon Shrimp

  1. donshomette says:

    I love this stuff…and the cook!

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