The kids have been out of school for a week. They will be out an extra week due to COVID-19.

I don’t know about your kids, but when my kids are out of school, they will eat us out of a house and home. In the words of my grandma.

I feel like I am preparing meal after meal to keep them fed.

I recently made Buttered Shrimp in the oven.

Creating easy and new dishes that no matter your level of cooking is my objective lately. There are so many of us that live such a busy life. But busyness doesn’t mean that we can’t still find a way to eat healthier at home.

Pocket Buttered Shrimp

This is a simple and easy dish that can have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes. An easy, healthy dish that you can serve with bread, over pasta or just alone. SO yummy!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • olive oil Generous amount, Drizzle
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Lemongrass cut into pieces
  • Land o Lakes Butter sliced
  • 1 Lemon Cut into spears
  • Slap Ya Mama Season generously
  • Smoked Paprika Season generously
  • Fresh Cilantro Generous amount with stems and all
  • 1 12 oz XL Frozen Shrimp Cooked Peeled, deveined with Tail-on
  • Aluminium Pan


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With the kids being out of school, I am working to create meals that don't require me to stand over the stove all day.
Today, I am sharing my new Pocket Buttered Shrimp. 
Pocket Buttered Shrimp
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  • Aluminum Foil
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemongrass
  • Butter
  • Lemon spears
  • Slap Ya Mama
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cilantro
  • Shrimp
  • Aluminum Pan
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  1. Drain defrosted shrimp from package. Set aside.
  2. Heat your oven to Broil. This is typically 500 degrees or so.
  3. Tear a decent size piece of foil paper. *Enough to add shrimp and ingredients.*
  4. Place pan on the counter, add aluminum foil on top of the pan.
  5.  Add Shrimp to the middle of the aluminum foil.
  6. Drizzle a generous amount of Olive Oil to the shrimp.
  7. Season shrimp with Slap ya mama or seasoning of choice and Smoked paprika. *On both sides.*
  8. Add sliced butter.
  9. Add pieces of lemongrass.
  10. Top with fresh cilantro.
  11. Fold the aluminum closed, like a pocket.
  12. Place the pan in the oven on the top shelf.
  13. Broil for about 10 - 15 minutes don't over cook. *Remember the shrimp is already cook. You are just heating shrimp, melting butter and allowing the shrimp to soak up the seasoning*.
  14. Once the shrimp is done. Remove from the oven. Set aside.
  15. Serve in a bowl with bread or over pasta.
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I ate the shrimp with toasted french bread. To finish the shrimp, I squeezed a touch of lemon. Delicious.