1 lb large shrimp (can be shelled, or not shelled, we preferred not)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water (or chicken broth)
1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning (or any seafood seasoning)
1 small onion, sliced very thinly (optional)
1 garlic clove, minced fine (optional)
course ground pepper (optional)
seafood cocktail sauce, for dipping
toothpick, for stabbing
Total Time: 15 minPrep: 10 minCook: 5 minYield: 4Level: easy
Mix together butter, water, (or broth), seasonings, onion, and garlic if using, and pepper, in microwave dish/casserole dish. Heat this fluid/butter for 30/60 seconds on high. Take out carefully, and add shrimp, all in one layer. Add onion and garlic if using.
Add extra ingredients if needed/seasonings.
Set timer for microwave for 3 minutes, and cook. Make sure to use a plastic wrap to cover dish, venting on one side for air. After 3 minutes, check to make sure the shrimp are cooked through. If not put back into oven for 30 second intervals.
Take out shrimp and set on top of crackers, add extra seasonings, and devour.
This recipe does not contain many non-starchy vegetables. To maximize your results, it is highly recommended that you eat at least three servings of non-starchy vegetables via a SANE side dish or green smoothie along with this main dish.