Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Baked Shrimp Scampi recipe is a delicious and easy-to-make seafood dish that bursts with bold flavors of garlic, butter, and lemon. With just a few simple ingredients and a quick bake in the oven, you can have this mouthwatering meal ready to serve in record time.

crumbed shrimp scampi with greek salad


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I adore shrimp, garlic, butter, and parmesan, so the inclusion of all of these ingredients in one recipe is just perfect.

My family is partial to a good seafood meal, and this is one of their absolute favorites!

Served over pasta with buttery crostini, or on top of cooked spicy yellow rice and steakhouse-style french fries, this recipe is a winner every time.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s quick and easy to make: This baked shrimp dish is ready in minutes, so it’s perfect for busy schedules.

It’s packed with bold flavors: It has a rich taste of garlic, butter, and lemon.

It’s low maintenance: This recipe requires minimal hands-on effort for a gourmet meal.

raw shrimp in a bowl with dijon mustard sauce


Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

Shrimp: You can use any kind of prawns or smaller shrimp that’s available to you.

Butter: For a richer flavor, use clarified butter or ghee, or olive oil for a lighter alternative.

Chicken broth: Chicken bouillon works in this recipe just as well as chicken broth.

Lemon juice: Lemon zest adds a citrusy kick without the acidity of juice.

Garlic: In a pinch, garlic powder can be used, adjusting quantity to taste.

Red pepper flakes: Cayenne pepper adds heat if you don’t have red pepper flakes on hand.

Parsley: Fresh basil offers a different herbaceous note if you’re out of parsley.

Olive oil: Avocado oil can be used as a good, neutral-flavored oil substitute.

Breadcrumbs: Panko breadcrumbs are great if you like an extra crispy texture.

Parmesan cheese: Pecorino Romano is a flavorful alternative to Parmesan.

crumbed shrimp scampi on a sheet pan


How To Make Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Bake: Step by step

Step 1: Prepare Shrimp

Peel and devein the shrimp, ensuring they are clean and pat dry.

Step 2: Make Butter Sauce

Melt butter in a pan, add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant.
Pour in chicken broth and lemon juice, season with salt and pepper. Simmer until well combined.

Step 3: Coat Shrimp

Toss the shrimp in the butter sauce mixture until evenly coated.

Step 4: Breadcrumb Topping

Combine breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, and olive oil in a bowl.

Step 5: Assemble and Bake

Place the buttery shrimp in a baking dish.
Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the shrimp.

Step 6: Bake To Perfection

Bake until the shrimp are cooked through, and the breadcrumbs turn golden brown.
Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh parsley, and serve.

crumbed shrimp scampi ready to bake on a baking tray


Recipe Tips And Tricks For Baked Shrimp

Quality ingredients: Use fresh, high-quality shrimp for the best flavor and texture.

Prep shrimp properly: Ensure shrimp are properly peeled, deveined, and patted dry to prevent excess water in the dish.

Balancing acidity: Balance the lemon juice to avoid overwhelming acidity; start with less and add more if needed.

Even coating: Toss the shrimp thoroughly in the butter sauce to ensure even coating and flavor distribution.

Breadcrumb crunch: Mix breadcrumbs, parmesan, and oil just until combined for a crisp, golden topping.

Watch the baking time: Keep a close eye on the shrimp while baking to prevent overcooking and maintain their tenderness.

baked shrimp scampi with french fries and greek salad


Storage

Once cooled to room temperature, store leftover Baked Shrimp Scampi in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat, use an oven or air fryer to retain the crisp and tender texture.

Baked Shrimp Scampi FAQs

Can I use frozen shrimp?

Yes, but ensure they are thawed, peeled, and deveined before using.

How do I prevent the shrimp from overcooking?

Keep a close eye on the baking time and remove from the oven as soon as the shrimp turn opaque.

Can I use pre-cooked shrimp?

I don’t recommend it, as the baking time is crucial for flavor absorption.

What can I serve with Baked Shrimp Scampi?

It pairs well with pasta, rice, or crusty bread; choose based on your preference.

Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Baked Shrimp Scampi is a delicious and easy-to-make, with bold flavors of garlic, butter, and lemon.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • In a bowl, combine melted butter, minced garlic, chicken broth, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes.
  • Toss the shrimp in this mixture until evenly coated.
  • In a separate bowl, mix breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, and chopped parsley.
  • Evenly coat the buttery shrimp in the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Drizzle olive oil over the top for extra crispiness while baking.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through, and breadcrumbs are golden brown. Garnish and serve over pasta or rice.

This garlic baked shrimp is succulent and delicious, and is the perfect seafood dish to enjoy anytime you want! I hope you try it and let me know what you think.



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