Dried Pepper-Butter Shrimp


  • 2 pounds head-on, shell-on large shrimp (26-30 per pound)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 4 large cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced thinly crosswise
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, vodka, or tequila (replace with no-sodium broth, if desired)
  • 5-6 pods of dried red pepper, broken up by hand to let the seeds out
  • Salt, to taste
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • Half a lime, optional


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