May 17, 2016

Party Shrimp

For some reason, every time I think of this recipe I start singing Tag Team’s Whoomp! There it is! Probably because this lyrical masterpiece was released the year I graduated high school and even now, over twenty years later [gulp], I can still recite every line word for word.

Oh, I can’t tell you how to multiply fractions or who wrote Tess of the d’Urbervilles but I could straight-up stand on your coffee table and sing every word of this song. And the misters DC and Steve Roll’N must say 'party' at least 47 times in the song. So every time I hear the word ‘party’ I automatically start singing there’s a party over here, there’s a party over there… wave your hands in the air, share your derriere!

Ahhhh…. the nineties.

This is one of my go-to recipes for entertaining ‘cause Ima old fool who’s so cool… [sorry, I really can’t help it] because it literally takes minutes to cook and I can whip out a batch of them just as guests are walking in the door.

I usually double or triple the recipe if we’re having a big crowd. These are great hot or room temperature so don’t worry about keeping them warm. If I double or triple the recipe I usually arrange them on a platter around a little dish of cocktail sauce or, if I’m just making a single batch, I pile them in bowl. You can leave the tails on for easy handling or serve with a little bundle of toothpicks.

Oh, also, the leftovers are amazing with pasta the next day! Enjoy!

Party Shrimp! Super easy recipe with just a few ingredients that cooks up quick in the oven. Perfect for entertaining!


Party Shrimp! Super easy recipe with just a few ingredients that cooks up quick in the oven. Perfect for entertaining!

Party Shrimp! Super easy recipe with just a few ingredients that cooks up quick in the oven. Perfect for entertaining!

Party Shrimp
1.5 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 package Italian dressing mix
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of salt

Add shrimp to a large zip-top bag or lidded container. Whisk together dressing mix (unprepared), oil, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and salt until well combined then add to shrimp. Toss to coat shrimp then refrigerate for 1-4 hours.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drain shrimp from dressing mixture then place shrimp in a single layer on baking sheet. Broil shrimp on top rack of oven for 5-7 minutes or until pink and cooked through, flipping shrimp once during cooking.

Serve hot or at room temperature with cocktail sauce if desired.

Makes 10-12 appetizer-sized servings.

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Party Shrimp! Super easy recipe with just a few ingredients that cooks up quick in the oven. Perfect for entertaining!


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31 comments:

  1. I just thawed a bunch of Costco shrimp with intentions of grilling them. Change of plans after reading another one of your amazing recipes. Looks delicious and sounds so much easier than skewering and grilling my shrimp. Thanks again -- I love ALL your recipes that I have made and refer friends to your blog constantly.

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    1. I just made the Party Shrimp -- this is a very easy recipe and the shrimp are fabulous, almost a barbecued flavor after coming out from beneath the broiler for 5 minutes (21/25 shrimp). Perfectly cooked, not rubbery. Will definitely make again.

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    2. Yay! Corey, thank you for taking the time to report back! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. You're just my favorite. This recipe looks amazing and I cannot wait to make it! I literally have learned how to cook because of you. And that's why you're my favorite!!

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  3. Just what I was looking for. Love shrimp but needed something new!

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  4. Bless your heart.

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  5. I'm not sure WHAT it means when I haven't got a CLUE what song you're talking about - but since it doesn't say- I wanted to clarify . . . are you starting with raw or pre-cooked shrimp?

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    1. First sentence tells you the group and name of the song... doesn't have anything to do with the recipe... just a funny story and cultural reference. I would assume it's raw. Don't see many recipes that use already cooked proteins.

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    2. thanks - I meant that I'm too OLD to recognize the song. Good thing that Colleen is up on her proteins in recipes!

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  6. Could you use shrimp already cooked....I always buy the shrimp precooked from Sam's Club

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    1. No, sorry, you'll need to be able to marinate and cook them so only raw shrimp will work.

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  7. Looks like a winner! I have a great shrimp scampi recipe but my son says it's too rich. This looks to be something he would really like. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing. (He adores your creamy parmesan rice and so do the rest of us at my house.)

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  8. Help! I don't have a broiler - options?

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    1. You can saute them too. The broiler just makes quick work of cooking a big batch ;)

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  9. I would think a toaster oven would work perfectly. Can't wait to try this. Sounds wonderful! Just discovered this blog tonite. Looking forward to the smothered pork chops and Chicken Lazone, too.

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  10. Hubby wants shrimp and grits for dinner tonight and this is the recipe I am using. It looks really yummy and super easy!

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  11. I find you often when I am looking for party food. Maybe I best sign up! One query: Where did you find that newsprint parchment that is lining your bowl?

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    1. Who's got two thumbs and likes to throw a party?? THIS GIRL :o) I snatched it from a steak joint in Charleston years ago just knowing I'd use it some day. There were several layers of it under our appetizer so I folded the clean ones up and stuck them in my purse.

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    2. HAHA! HEELARIOUS! That is the typical response I have been getting throughout my life to any inquiries I make ("one of a kind!") Thanks so much Mandy!

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  12. Could you marinate overnight?

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  13. What's a good substitute for packaged Italian dressing. We can't get this in Australia. Thanx.

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    1. The ingredients are listed as: sugar, salt, sodium citrate (??), garlic, onions, spice, red bell peppers, parsley and natural flavor. The total packet is only 0.7 ounces which is a little over a tablespoon. I’d say mix whichever dried Italian herbs/spices you have with garlic, salt and sugar and then measure out a heaping tablespoon. Sugar is the main ingredient so make sure you have a generous amount. Good luck!

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  14. Could you put them on skewers and grill them?

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  15. These are AMAZING!!! I made these on my "Pampered Chef" stone an they were great.

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  16. I love the color of shrimps. It's stunning! Love the recipe. Simple but good taste!

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  17. Shrimp is my favorite food. I love all the foods with shrimps. These look so good! I will give it a try.

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  18. Shrimp is so fresh and delicious. Shrimp have a good taste. Shrimp in the picture looks so delicious. You make feel hungry. It's so good. Thank you for post. In weekend, I will go to the market to buy fresh shrimps to cook coconut shrimp to my family.

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  19. Trish - Lets Get This Party StartedAugust 7, 2016 at 8:38 AM

    I have yet to give it a try but....the "stand up straight on your coffee table" and singing was beyond funny!! LOL! I am the party does not start until u arrive. LOL

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  20. Wow, shrimp is always my favourite, so fresh, so delicious and good for health. This shrimp recipe sounds easily to make, maybe i will try it for my kid's birthday party. thanks for sharing an amazing recipe.

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