Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Appetizer Recipe

  • 1 lb (20-25 count) large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on or off)
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • 4 oz Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional garnish)

Cheesy Garlic Shrimp Appetizer Recipe

  1. Prep: Preheat Oven to 350˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet (I used a silpat liner).
  2. Pat dry shrimp with paper towels then butterfly using a sharp paring knife. Cut about halfway into the shrimp along the inside curved center of the shrimp then fan shrimp open and lay it cut-side-up on baking sheet.
  3. Use a butter knife or basting brush to spread ¼ to ½ tsp of mayo onto each shrimp.
  4. Season shrimp with garlic powder and black pepper.
  5. Divide the cheese evenly over the shrimp and bake at 350˚F for 10-12 minutes, depending on size of shrimp. Butterflied shrimp cook quickly and if you overcook shrimp, they will toughen so remove 1 shrimp and test for doneness at 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter and enjoy!

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