Thursday, November 18, 2010

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Oh hello there Shrimp Scampi, my new favorite best friend forever. Yes, I know my BFF quotient is rather fleeting and changes at an extremely rapid rate but for now, this dish has me weak in the knees and looking for cover. It's garlicky, buttery, cheesy, herby (is that a word?) goodness. I'm so happy with this dish I feel like breaking into a verse of killing me softly.

Shrimp Marinade:
2 lbs shrimp, shells removed but leave the tails on, cleaned and deveined.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper and red pepper flakes

whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl. Place the shrimp in the marinade and stir to combine. Allow the shrimp to marinade at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.

Scampi Recipe:
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
1/4 cup parsley, finely chopped
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Melt the butter in the microwave. Remove, add the minced garlic to the butter and set aside to cool.
3. mix the breadcrumbs with the rosemary, parsley, lemon zest, parmesan cheese and egg yolk. Add the cooled butter mixture to the breadcrumbs and stir everything together.
4. Remove the shrimp from the marinade and place the shrimp in a single layer in a large casserole dish. Drizzle the shrimp with the remaining marinade. Spoon the breadcrumb mixture over the shrimp. Place the shrimp in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and the breadcrumbs are golden brown. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.


nancy said...

Never baked shrimp scampi before. It does sound like an interesting way to prepare it...

Chow and Chatter said...

looks great and its baked love it

Madeline said...

I was excited about the prospect of baking it. I loved the crunchy breadcrumb topping and it was so simple to make.

Carol said...

Can't wait to try the Baked Shrimp Scampi....sounds fabulous...very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Madeline said...

Thank you Carol. Let me know how you like it :)

Donna said...

Came across your website and tried the Shrimp Scampi recipe. My husband prefers fresh Shrimp, however, he was amazed with the flavor and really enjoyed the recipe which was served with spaghetti and pasta sauce.
Thank you, we will definitely make this recipe was amazing!
North Saanich, B.C.

Madeline said...

Oh thank you Donna! That is wonderful to hear. I'm so happy you let me know :) Hope to hear from you again.

JulieD said...

Just showed this to the hubs, we're going to make this soon!

Madeline said...

That's great Julie! Please let me know how you like it :)

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