Oven Roasted Buffalo Shrimp: This twist on Buffalo wings is a quick and easy way to start off any casual party. With only five minutes in the oven, you can whip these up in no time
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons(about 2 Tablespoons)
2garlic cloves, minced
2 1/2teaspoonssweet paprika
1/2teaspooncayenne pepper, or more to taste
1/4cupextra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 - 2lbslarge shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact
1/2cupyour favorite hot sauce
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place 2 rimmed baking sheets in oven to heat for about 10 minutes. Stir together lemon zest, garlic, salt, paprika, cayenne, honey, and oil in a large bowl. Add shrimp, and toss to coat well.
Place shrimp in a single layer on hot pans. Roast, without flipping, until browned on bottoms and opaque throughout, about 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine melted butter and hot sauce. Once shrimp come out of the oven, add them immediately to the bowl of hot sauce mixture and toss to coat. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce as well as celery and carrot sticks.
By altering the levels of cayenne pepper and hot sauce, you can really heat these up according to your own taste buds.