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Garlic Shrimp

This recipe comes from Karen ( Ilyce is her alias ) who is in a recipe club with between twenty and thirty members, the oldest of whom is eighty-six and the youngest is thirteen, who collect recipes and love to cook.

Karen told me that she is "thirty-four years old, single and loves to cook, among other things. I've been cooking and collecting recipes since I was in my teens and have a very big collection. I collect from magazines, friends, newspapers, brochures, advertising material, and product recipes, the net, recipe groups and a list of other places. If I've taken the recipes from the web or from a magazines, there should be a source but sometimes, over the years, it wasn't collected".


24 large shrimp, shells on
olive oil
4 tbs. butter
4 tbs. olive oil
10 cloves garlic
1 tbs. lemon juice
Cilantro, chopped

  • Preheat broiler, butterfly shrimp with shells on. ( Cut along the inside curve of the shrimp, almost all the way through, then press flat).
  • Brush each shrimp with olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and broil, shell side up for about 4 minutes. Watch carefully that they don't burn.
  • Melt butter and oil over very low heat for about 7 - 10 minutes or until butter is golden in colour.
  • Add lemon juice, stir and remove from heat.
  • Place 6 shrimp per plate, pour over equal amounts of garlic butter, sprinkle with Cilantro and serve.

Serves 4

Karen ( Ilyce )