When I was in Arkansas I made a new friend. And one night, while we all were digesting our 237th feast, she told us about this recipe she’d dreamed up using shrimp she’d had. It was smothered in scallions and tomatoes and lots and lots of butter. She agreed to make it for us as soon as possible. Feast number 238 was scheduled.

What I like about this is that you can really use what you have on hand. There is much flexibility, it is all about that sauce. That saucy sauce.

And it can be made in less than 30 minutes.

And it’s also simple. You simply lay your shrimp out in a baking dish.

Then pile on sliced green onion.

Then pile on diced tomato.

Then thinly slice some lemons and lay them over the top.

This is a pretty dish as much as it is tasty.

Next comes the sauce. She used melted butter… many sticks of it, though you can probably reduce that if you’re wanting to feel trim. Then some Worcestershire, pepper, red pepper flakes… I’m sure I’m forgetting all of her tricks but this is my version.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and cover the baking dish with foil. You’ll bake it for 10 minutes, stir, and bake it again for about another 10. Just until the shrimp plump up and are red.

Take the top off and this is what it will look like.

Saucy! Or shall we say…. sawsy.

Give it another stir to stir up all of the flavors on the bottom. Then take a big scoop…

And pour it over rice, or spaghetti which will soak up that tasty sauce.

Mae sure you serve some crusty bread on the side to soak up all the juices!

“Saucy Shrimp Recipe”

Here is a modified version of that tasty Arkansas saucy shrimp.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 5 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup green onions sliced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 sticks butter more if you're feeling saucy
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the shrimp in a large baking dish and sprinkle the onions and tomatoes on top.
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl in the microwave and let cool for several minutes. Pour in the Worcestershire, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, ground pepper and mix together. Pour over the shrimp and cover the baking dish with foil.
  • Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Stir and re-cover, then bake for about another 10 minutes or until the shrimp are red and firm.
  • Remove from the oven and stir. Sprinkle with parsley. Ladle the shrimp and sauce over pasta or rice and serve with crusty bread to soak up all of the sauce.