With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Baked Shrimp Scampi

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baked Shrimp Scampi

And this scampi dish is just as delicious as any you'll get in your favorite seafood restaurant. Easy and fast preparation too.

Baked Shrimp Scampi
2008, Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics pages 128-129

  • 2 pounds (12 to 15 per pound) shrimp in the shell
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
  • 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 (Japanese dried bread flakes)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Peel, devein, and butterfly the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place the shrimp in a mixing bowl and toss gently with the olive oil, wine, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature while you make the butter and garlic mixture.

In a small bowl, mash the softened butter with the garlic, shallots, parsley, rosemary, red pepper flakes, lemon zest, lemon juice, egg yolk, panko, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper until combined.

Starting from the outer edge of a 14-inch oval gratin dish, arrange the shrimp in a single layer cut side down with the tails curling up and towards the center of the dish. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the shrimp.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until hot and bubbly. If you like the top browned, place under a broiler for 1 minute. Serve with lemon wedges.


Linda C said...

This looks delicious, AND I just happen to have a two pound bag of shrimp in the freezer.

Thanks for the recipe!!

Your photos are just lovely!


LV said...

I love shrimp too. I can almost taste it from your pictures. I can eat them anyway they are prepared. Thank you for dropping by my place.

Mildred said...

My brother and Nalley love shrimp and this will be an easy recipe to prepare for them. Thank you Lorraine.

Julie Harward said...

OH my goodness...this looks SO good...I am making a list now...next trip to the store I'll get all the ingredients..thanks! ;D

kim said...

I love shrimp scampi, but have never made it. May have to try this sometime. I like easy.

Susan Wicker said...

ldh, were you a famous chef in your past life or what? You are an amazing cook! That shrimp looks absolutely yummified. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Lady Farmer said...

I am with you, my friend! I L*O*V*E* shrimp and scampi is my favorite way to have it prepared! Wish I was coming to your house for dinner! Yum Yum Yum!
Thanks for sharing the recipe!

The Watts Family said...

Wow that looks really good the kids have been asking for shrimp I will have to remember to print out the recipe later when I get the chance. Your photo is very nice also ~Blessings Love Heather

Abounding Treasures said...

I LOVE shrimp but have never made or tasted scampi ~ it looks delicious!

Miss Jen said...

Mmmm.... looks simply scrumptious!!! :)
Thank you for sharing, Mrs.H!
Shrimp is the best!

Love~ Jen

Mikabella said...

OMG!sound sooo good! I will try for sure!

I am so glad for your kind words. I had a really bad day yesterday, fever and ill, and your world just rocked my world! I am truley thankful. Its not often you get so much love and energy. You have such a big heart.

Kram från Sverige :)

onelovelygurl05 said...

This food looks sooo good! I would love to try and make this. Hopefully soon when I'm not swamped with school work and other obligations.

Jenny said...

My husband might fall at my feet if I made this for him. Thanks for the recipe!

Amanda said...

I love shrimp too and since tomorrow is Friday and we don't eat meat (fish is allowed) I am going to try this! I already have the panko and shrimp!

Leann said...

One of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe, I may make this for my Mum's birthday dinner.

Enjoy the snow!

Tara said...

Oh, I have had this dish--yummy!

Queen B. said...


Snippety Gibbet said...

That looks like a meal from a fine restaurant. Beautiful. jan

Tammy518 said...

Oh, yum! This looks wonderful!

Anonymous said...

hey mom~ i just saw this episode,this week,on food network. was it so good?

Jade Mira said...

This looks yummy!


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