I love shrimp and I love a quick recipe for a delicious dinner. If you like shrimp this is one of those recipes you will find yourself Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil and Spices making again and again. In less than ½ hour, start to finish; you can have a delicious meal on the table. I usually start by cooking up some rice. While the rice is cooking you can make the shrimp and it will all be done at the same time. If you want you can mix up he shrimp and the marinade several hours in advance and refrigerated until ready to toss under the broiler.
Broiled Shrimp in Olive Oil and Spices
2 pounds of shrimp, the larger the better
½ cup olive oil
2 tsp finely chopped garlic
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp fine fresh bread crumbs
Preheat your broiler to high. Split the shrimp down the backside, rinse and pat dry. Add the remaining ingredients to the shrimp and toss to coat evenly. Line a baking dish with foil and arrange the shrimp over it.
Place the shrimp under the broiler, about three to four inches from the source of heat. Broil 5-6 minutes. It is not necessary to turn the shrimp as they cook.
Makes four servings. This recipe can easily be halved as well. This recipe is also good served with pesto spaghetti squash!