Shrimp with Butter and Garlic
These shrimp in butter and garlic from Alison Roman's Dining In are delicious. Serve with good bread to mop up the sauce!
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 8 cloves of garlic. sliced thinly
- salt and pepper
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or 4 chiles de arbol crushed)
- 1 1/4 pounds medium shrimp
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 1 cup chopped fresh parsley (or basil or cilantro)
- 1 lemon, halved halved
Heat the butter and oil in a skillet large enough to hold the shrimp in a single layer over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted add the garlic and some salt and pepper. Cooking, stirring, just until the garlic starts to soften and sizzle.
Add the tomato paste and red pepper and cook another two minutes, stirring.
Add the shrimp and 2 Tablespoons water and a bit more salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, 5 minutes or less (especially if shelled).
Remove from the heat, add the chopped herbs and squeeze lemon juice over it all.