A Delicious and Easy Appetizer Idea
Looking for an easy appetizer for your holiday party or the next big game? Or how about an appetizer to take along to a family gathering?
It is well known in my house that if a recipe is long and involved, I just won’t do it. I don’t have time! As a mom with 3 very busy boys, cooking needs to be healthy and efficient in order for me to get it done.
That’s why I love this appetizer! The shrimp are packed with flavor and come together quickly (about 15 minutes).
This Garlic Parmesan Shrimp appetizer is perfect, in my opinion – give it a try yourself and watch it disappear!
I am super excited to share this recipe on Sweet Little Blue Bird 🙂
The Garlic Parmesan Shrimp
I buy my shrimp peeled and deveined to save time. If you plan to peel the shrimp yourself, I recommend allowing for an extra fifteen minutes or so to your prep time.
Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large glass or another non-reactive bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Add shrimp to the bowl and toss to combine.
Transfer the seasoned shrimp to the prepared baking sheet and place in pre-heated oven (400 degrees) to roast until the shrimp are just firm and pink (~6-8 minutes).
Remove shrimp from oven and sprinkle with lemon juice and fresh parsley. Toss to combine when just cool enough to handle. Serve immediately with the creamy roasted garlic dip.
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I love how these shrimp look! They are versatile enough fit in with either a more upscale party or a comfortable potluck.
My other favorite thing about this appetizer: it’s light and filling without being too heavy.
And the flavor…oh my, so good!
It’s amazing! Go-to recipes like this one are my saving grace because they make my job as a busy mom and hostess waaaaayyy easier! 🙂
The Roasted Garlic Dip
Just in case it wasn’t obvious earlier, the real star of this appetizer is the versatile roasted garlic dip!
This easy dip is delicious as written, but you can also customize it with your favorite herbs and spices, to create a variety of flavor combinations.
I recommend trying herbs such as dill or parsley first 🙂
Try it with fresh vegetables, as a tasty sandwich spread, or stir some into your favorite creamy soups. You could also add it to mashed potatoes for an extra pop of flavor (my personal favorite).
Another option: pair the roasted garlic dip with cocktail sauce for a 2 dip option!
Next time you make an appetizer for any get-together, make this shrimp recipe! The crazy fast rate at which these shrimp will disappear will amaze you!
Tell us in the comments below: what are your favorite appetizers to eat? What are your favorite appetizers to make?