Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp
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  1. 2 lbs uncooked jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined or 2 lbs frozen shrimp, thawed
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  4. 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  5. 4 -5 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  7. 1 1/2 cups Ritz cracker crumbs
  8. 1 teaspoon crushed dried basil leaves
  9. 1 tablespoon fresh dill, minced or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  10. 1/2 cup melted butter
  11. 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. In a medium bowl, combine salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic, and mayonnaise; stir until well blended; place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over shrimp and close bag; marinate in the refrigerate several hours or overnight; remove from refrigerator; drain, reserving marinade in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F; in a medium bowl, combine bread crumbs, basil, and dill; coat each shrimp with crumbs and place in a single layer in a large shallow baking dish.
  3. To remaining marinade, add butter and olive oil; pour over shrimp.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until opaque in center (cut to test); remove from oven; serve with plenty of crusty bread for the sauce.