Throwing a dinner party? For a great appetizer or side dish check out Morton Steakhouse's crispy Shrimp Alexander, with shallots and garlic.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. The butter should be warm, not hot. Dip cleaned shrimp in warm butter one at a time. Let excess butter drain off, then roll the buttered shrimp into prepared bread crumbs.
Place breaded shrimp on baking sheet vein side down with the tail curled up. Place sheet in a 500-degree oven for approximately 4-5 minutes, until golden brown.
Mince shallots, chop garlic and parsley. In a mixing bowl, combine garlic, shallots, and parsley into plain breadcrumbs, being careful not to leave any lumps of garlic or shallots. Salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with white wine butter sauce (Sauce Beurre Blanc) or any other light cream sauce.