Birthday Shrimp

This is super easy and makes a delicious dish for a celebration.  The recipe calls for clarified butter (or purchased ghee) but you could probably use regular butter without any  problems,  just don’t turn the heat up too high. And please, use real butter. This is a dish for a celebration.

1/4 cup clarified butter or ghee
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1/4 cup chopped green scallion tops
1 lb. peeled raw shrimp
2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 – 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

Warm the butter in a skillet and add the sliced garlic.  Keep it on the heat until the garlic just begins to sizzle, then remove the pan from the heat.  Let the garlic steep in the butter for 15 – 20 minutes.  Remove the garlic from the butter and discard it.  Reheat the butter in the skillet and add the rosemary and scallions.  When those are sizzling, add the shrimp.  Cover the pan and cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until the shrimp are cooked through.  Add the parsley, lemon zest, and 1 tbsp of the lemon juice and stir. Taste, add salt and pepper and more lemon juice if necessary.  This is nice served over rice or wheat-free angel hair pasta.


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