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Baked Stuffed Shrimp

I think I’d have no problem eating shrimp every day.  It’s high-protein, low-calorie and there’s a million delicious ways to serve it up. If you ever visit Boston, you can always find a storied seafood restaurant with baked stuffed shrimp on the menu.  Here’s one of our favorite stuffed shrimp recipes that’s a breeze to make:

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18 Ritz crackers, finely crushed (should make 3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted
1 can of minced clams, drained
3 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tablespoon of garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
touch of dry sherry
12 lg. jumbo shrimp

Shell the shrimp, leaving only the tail attached. Butterfly the shrimp with a cut through the center that leaves the two halves barely attached. Open the shrimp, remove the vein and rinse clean. Combine the crushed Ritz crackers and melted butter. Add 1 can of minced clams, drained. Add the chopped parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Mix all thoroughly and stuff each shrimp.  Put small amount of dry sherry in the bottom of a casserole dish.  Add the stuffed shrimp and bake for 20 to 25 minutes in a preheated oven.  Serve hot and garnish with lemon wedges. Makes 4 servings.

There are many ways to spice up the basic stuffed shrimp recipe, like East Coast Gourmet’s Crab Baked Stuffed Shrimp [1]featuring a special blend of blue crab meat and spices.  They make the perfect seafood appetizer and all you need to do is pop them in the oven when the guests arrive!  And for more great shrimp recipes click here! [2]

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