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Cooked Shrimp in a Cast Iron Pan with Basil, Lemons and a Glass of White Wine

Wood Fired Basil Shrimp

Apr 11, 2018Posted by guestchefPrint

Delicious Wood Fired Shrimp with Basil Butter

First, take seasoned, sizzling shrimp straight from your wood fired oven, then toss it with butter and basil! Add a little lemon & garnish and voila! Quick, simple, delicious and done! This shrimp recipe from Gerry Speirs of Foodness Gracious makes a fantastic appetizer, or you can pair it with rice or pasta for the main course!

…Plus, it’s a smart way to maximize your hot oven to serve up another entree for your guests.

  • Get the recipe below, or visit the Foodness Gracious website for the original presentation HERE.
  • Learn more about Gerry and his Napolino Wood Fired Oven in our introductory blog HERE.
  • You can find several of Gerry’s wood fired pizza recipes in our Community Cookbook like this yummy, “Chicken and Pancetta Pizza.”
Cooked Shrimp in a Cast Iron Pan with Basil, Lemons and a Glass of White Wine

Wood Fired Basil Shrimp

Gerry Speirs
Shrimp, fresh basil, butter, garlic, lemon-- clean flavors that come together perfectly in a wood fired oven for a delicious treat!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Dish, Seafood
Cuisine Seafood
Servings 3 Servings


  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 oz salted butter softened
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves Apx. amount
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • Defrost the shrimp if frozen, rinse, and pat dry.
  • Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and add the garlic powder, salt, and black pepper, toss well.
  • In a food processor, blend the butter and basil until well combined.
  • Place a heavy cast iron skillet into your Forno Bravo oven and let it heat up until very hot.
  • Add some olive oil and the shrimp to the skillet and place back into the oven.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes mixing the shrimp around to cook evenly.
    Shrimp cooking in a cast iron pan in a wood fired oven
  • Add 3 good-sized Tbsp of the basil butter to the skillet and toss making sure the shrimp get well coated in the butter.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

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