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Spicy Shrimp Toasts with Lemon Garlic Butter shown on an oval white platter with parsley
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Spicy Shrimp Toasts with Lemon Garlic Butter

Succulent, quick sauteed Shrimp with a light Cajun Spice served on toasted French Bread with a luxurious drizzle of Lemon Garlic Butter.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Spicy Shrimp Toasts with Lemon Garlic Butter
Servings: 6
Calories: 467kcal


Lemon Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup finely minced shallot red or sweet onion may be substituted.
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup butter 1 stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Shrimp and Seasoning

  • 24 ounces peeled and deveined raw shrimp size 26-30 or larger
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder preferably ancho or chipotle
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika preferably smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspooon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 loaf French crusty bread


Lemon Garlic Butter

  • Saute shallot, garlic, and salt in olive oil at a medium heat in a small sauce pan for 2-3 minutes until softened and fragrant.
  • Add butter to sauce pan and cook until butter melts and starts to simmer.
  • Turn off heat and stir in pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.

Shrimp and Seasonin

  • Pat shrimp dry and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle with seasonings and stir to combine.
  • Preheat large skillet or saute pan to a medium high heat.  Add olive oil and butter.  When butter foams, add shrimp in a single layer.  Cook for 1 minute and then flip shrimp.
  • Cook just until shrimp are no longer translucent and remove immediately from pan and heat.
  • Bread may be toasted over a gas stove top burner or under the broiler and kept warn at a low heat while shrimp is sauteed. 
  • Rub top of the toasted bread with a garlic clove if desired.
  • Please sauteed shrimp on the toasted bread and drizzle lavishly with Lemon Garlic Butter.  Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon if desired.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 326mg | Sodium: 1620mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 5mg