Sunday, June 12, 2011

For the Culinary Challenged - Soppin' Shrimp

So, I really do not like cooking. In fact, I hate it. I don't have time and find no "peace" at deciding what we're going to eat each week, much less actually cook it. However, I do love to bake. Anything involving sweets is my friend. Ok, back to where I was getting at...

There are few things I cook. Here is a really easy one for those who love seafood, especially shrimp.

Grocery list
 2 lbs. shrimp (1 lb is good for 2 people)
1 lemon
1 bay leaf (I use 3-4)
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. ketchup
1/4 c. worcestershire sauce aka woosty sauce
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 Tbs. Old Bay seasoning
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
french bread

I try to "lean" it up as much as I can so use alternatives for butter.

Place shrimp is 13x9 pan, top with lemon wedges and bay leaves.

Stir together all other ingredients on stove top. 


Pour over shrimp.
Bake uncovered at 400 for 35 min (I did 20 for my shrimp because they were butterflied for easy peel) or until shrimp are pink stirring every 10 minutes. Warm up the french bread.

Now for the best part....wonder what "soppin'" means? That is the sauce all those yummy ingredients up above make. And, what you do is tear the bread into pieces, set in a bowl of the sop, get them nice and soggy, and eat them as you eat those scrumpious shrimp.

This is a family favorite for us and definitely something I call a tradition when we're at my parent's condo on the beach in FL. We always eat it 1 night while we're there. So good! You should try it.


  1. Hi - I'm visiting from Lisa/Respect the Shoes. This looks sooo good! I bookmarked it :)

  2. Hi gigiofca! Thanks for stopping by! This recipe is soooo good! You'll love it! And, come back and visit:)

  3. I also book-marked, got to you from some other Anthro blogs. I've always been scared to cook shrimp - guess it's something I didn't grow up eating, but I think this may be the first recipe with shrimp I'll try! Thanks for sharing!