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Baked Shrimp Scampi

Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, has a recipe for Baked Shrimp Scampi that is to die for!  It is so easy and so delicious you really won't believe it.  The recipe comes from her Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook.  It is a cookbook I use often.

Back to Basics Cookbook

Do you want to make a special meal even though you've had to work all day?  You can do it with this Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe.  Do you want a recipe to serve to guests that is fail safe, delicious and doesn't require hours of preparation?  This is the one.  Let's see how you can make this at home, shall we?

The Barefoot Contessa's Baked Shrimp Scampi
Serves 6
Baked Shrimp Scampi Ingredients
  • 2 pounds of shrimp, shells still on
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of white wine
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup minced onion (recipe calls for shallots)
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 extra large egg yolk
  • 2/3 cup panko

Directions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.  Peel, devein, and butterfly the shrimp, leaving the tail on.  If you can, buy your shrimp already prepared this way and you'll cut a good deal of time out of the preparation for this dish.  Place the shrimp in a bowl and toss with a marinade of the olive oil, wine, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.  Set aside.

Toss Shrimp with The Marinade And Set Aside

Make the bread crumb mixture by mixing the softened butter, onion, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley and rosemary, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper and egg yolk with the panko until combined.


Make The Panko Mixture

Starting with the outside edge of your baking dish, arrange the shrimp, standing side by side, with the cut side down and the tails sticking up.  Pour the marinade over the shrimp.  Spread the panko mixture over the bodies of the shrimp, distributing the mixture evenly.

Ready for The Oven
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until the shrimp is pink and the panko mixture is browned.  Let sit for a couple of minutes before serving.  You may want to spoon some of the buttery juices from the baking dish over your shrimp when serving.

So now you want to see the finished dish, right?  So sorry, but I was so excited about eating this that it was on the plates and devoured before I remembered I planned to share this recipe with all of you.  I really am sorry, but trust me, it was yummy!

Click the link for the printable Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe and you can make it tonight, or this weekend, or whenever.  But please make it soon!

Want another shrimp recipe?  Here is the link to my Stove Top Shrimp and Pasta.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog on the SITS #commenthour

    That looks awesome! I'd love to try that. My husband & I love shrimp!

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  2. Very good recipe, I love shrimp scampi.

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  3. Hi Donna! Thanks for stopping by my blog last night during SITS Comment Hour. I'm glad you came by.

    I know I might be in the minority but I've never enjoyed seafood. But for some reason these past couple of weeks I've been wanting shrimp. Ha, and your post is kind of like a sign I should go get some, right?

    Anyways, thanks again for coming by.
    Jennifer
    http://alwaysinwonder.com

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