You already know that I am a shrimp-lover (see our posts for Cilantro Lime Shrimp & Orange-Sesame Shrimp…they are so good). One of Mr. Diner’s favorite is shrimp scampi, so when I ran across this recipe for Garlicky Baked Shrimp, I thought we’d all like it. And boy, was I right! It has a fantastic garlic-butter flavor with a splash of lemon to brighten it up a bit. De-lish!
Plus, it’s super easy and quick to throw together…definitely a 30-minute meal! Just toss together a salad and serve it up with your favorite roll, crescent, or breadstick, and there you go: a full easy meal. For this recipe, I chose the medium-sized shrimp (40-50/pound), but large or extra-large would be great, too. Any size works, though, so go with whatever size you want. I think it would have been a tad even better with a minute or two under the broiler right at the end for a little toasting of those Panko bread crumbs. I’ll try that next time & let you know. I think this recipe will go into our regular rotation…we loved it!
Garlicky Baked Shrimp from Gimme Some Oven!
(adapted from Real Simple)
1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined & peeled
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. white wine
juice from half a lemon (optional)
salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 c. (4 T.) butter, melted
1/2 c. Panko bread crumbs
2 T. fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, white wine, & lemon juice. Stir to combine, then pour into a 9x13 baking dish. Spread out evenly, then season with salt & pepper.
- In another bowl, use a fork to mix melted butter, Panko, & parsley utnil well combined. With your fingers, sprinkle the mixture evenly in the baking dish over the shrimp.
- Transfer dish to oven & bake until the shrimp are pink & opaque, about 15-18 minutes.
Notes: I substituted white grape juice for the white wine and curly-leafed parsley for the flat-leaf. Both substitutions worked well. I also forgot to add the lemon, so I squeezed the juice over the dish at the end, which added a nice bright, citrusy flavor.
Average Fork Rating: 4.5
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 5
Amazing Diner: 5
Sweet Diner: 4