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• 16 oz Mississippi Gulf Shrimp, medium or large, shell on

• 6 Tbsp butter

• 3 Tbsp lemon juice

• 12 leaves fresh basil, chopped

• 1/2 -1 tsp cayenne pepper

• 1 tsp fresh oregano, chopped

• 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

• 1 each bay leaf, crumbled

• 1-2 Tbsp black pepper

• salt, to taste


1. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter, then add remaining ingredients, except shrimp.

2. Cook until butter is well browned, about 8-12 minutes.

3. Add shrimp, stirring and turning to coat well with the seasoned butter.

4. Cook until shrimp are deep pink and just cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.

5. Serve the shrimp in their shells, peeling them at the table.


Serving Suggestion: Serve with a sliced tomato salad with mozzarella cheese.