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Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp

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Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp

Shrimp is one of the most common types of shellfish.

It is highly nutritious and provides large amounts of some nutrients, such as iodine, which are not abundant in many other foods.
Shrimp often get a bad reputation due to their high cholesterol content.

A 3-ounce (85-gram) serving contains 161 mg of cholesterol.

Many people fear foods that are high in cholesterol due to the belief that they increase blood cholesterol and lead to heart disease.

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However, research shows that this may not be the case for most people, as only a quarter of the population is sensitive to dietary cholesterol. For the rest, dietary cholesterol may have little effect on cholesterol levels.

This is because most of the cholesterol in your blood is produced by your liver, and when you eat foods that are high in cholesterol, your liver produces less.

Due to the high demand for shrimp in the United States, it is often imported from other countries.

Between 75 and 80% of the seafood eaten in the United States is imported from other countries, such as Thailand, China, Canada, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Although this helps increase access to shrimp, most imported shrimp are farm-raised, which means they are grown in artificial tanks submerged in water bodies.

Ingredients

●1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined

●8 Tbs. butter (1 stick), melted

●3 cloves garlic, minced (my addition)

●1 packet of Good Seasons Italian all natural seasoning

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●1 1/2 lemon, sliced into circles

●1 Tbs. dried parsley leaves

●1 tsp. black pepper, ground

How To Make Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with minced garlic, and pour into a 9×111 inch glass casserole dish, spreading it all over the bottom of the dish.

Arrange the lemon slices on top of butter, forming a single layer.

Arrange the cleaned and deveined shrimp on top of the lemon slices.

Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning over the shrimp.

Sprinkle the parsley flakes and pepper on top of that.

Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

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