Labor Day is just around the corner and if you are having a get-together this recipe for garlic shrimp is fast and easy and good for large groups. I recently made it for a dinner party and everyone enjoyed it. It is a nice alternative to plain cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce. I plan on 5 large shrimp per person alongside other dishes.
5 lbs. large cooked and peeled shrimp
zest of half a lemon
1 c. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 c. white wine
8 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tsp. dried Greek oregano
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 c. chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
Place cooked shrimp in a large bowl. Sprinkle lemon zest over and toss. In a 1-quart saucepan combine olive oil, wine, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 5-7 minutes until garlic is soft but not brown. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let sit 5-10 minutes to cool a bit. Pour oil mixture over shrimp and toss. Garnish with parsley. Chill for an hour or two. Toss before serving. Serves 25.