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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 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
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.


  • Miss
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    What a heavenly shrimp feast! I grew up in Arkansas and visited my folks there in June, pretty place. It sounds like you had a good visit there too.

  • Nancy@acommunaltable
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    It really doesn’t get better than this – and I definitely think the title should be “Sawsy Shrimp” – love it!

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Oh wow, I bet that sauce packs a whole lot of flavor! Quite sawsy indeed! 🙂

  • Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media]
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Oh my! I can smell the butter from here. Where’s by chunk of crusty bread for soaking?

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I love that you can bake the shrimp in this technique- you don;t think to do that normally! That sauce looks so good, I just want some bread to soak it up with!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    Posted July 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    That looks as though it’s positively packed with flavor. I don’t think I could let any of that sauce go to waste.

  • bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 5:26 am

    This looks just fabulous! I love the idea for cooking shrimp this way!

  • Marla
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Now that new friend sounds like a keeper. This saucy shrimp looks nothing less than fabulous! Bring on the sauce!

  • Lucy Lean
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I love all things spicy and shrimpy! Now that doesn’t sound quite right but you’ll understand!

  • Jennifer (Savor)
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Georgia, if you saw me right now, you would be disgusted by the drool. LOVE this shrimp dish!

  • Barbara | Creative Culinary
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Love how easy this is…and another dish I would do on my grill in lieu of turning on the oven. Heat on one side, dish on the other; makes your grill an oven!

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:09 am

    Your friend is sure saucy! This looks great. Just the thing to make when you are short on time but wants something sawsy!

  • Amanda
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    What a fantastic recipe. A total novice like me could attempt it and have success while a pro can tweek it and do fabulous things like you have!! So cool!

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch
    Posted July 30, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    This looks so delicious, Georgia!!!

  • Kristen
    Posted August 1, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Oh gosh – doesn’t that look good? I love shrimp. Can’t wait to try it with this sauce!

  • Kjersti Helberg
    Posted August 2, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I am drooling right now. That looks amazing and I want to try it right now! Too bad it is 9:00 and I’ll have to wait until tomorrow 😉

  • Curt
    Posted August 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    That looks awesome. I love shrimp, and I love all the ingredients in this recipe. Over rice with cornbread would be my choice.

    This reminds me of my family recipe for shrimp creole.

    • Post Author
      Posted August 5, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      ooh, sounds delicious… shrimp creole… mmm

  • nancy
    Posted August 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Georgia: Your recipe sounds delicious although I have a question. Your recipe calls for 2 sticks of butter but your directions only use 1 stick. Can you tell me what you are supposed to do with the other stick of butter. thanks.

    • Post Author
      Posted August 6, 2011 at 6:55 pm

      Oops, I forgot to change the directions! It should be 2 sticks… thanks for catching that!

  • jenjenk
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    i just love that it’s so quick!! makes me hungry just looking at it!

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