Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi

Photo from Cafe Delites

Recipe adapted from Cafe Delites

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails on or off
  • 1 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine (optional — sub with extra lemon juice or chicken stock
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes or more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley leaves
  • Lemon wedges to serve

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425-F.
  2. In an oven-proof skillet or baking dish, combine the shrimp, lemon juice, white wine, shallots, 1 tablespoons of the melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Mix well until the shrimp are evenly coated .
  3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining melted butter, bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley; mix well.
  4. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the shrimp and bake for 12 minutes, or until hot and bubbling, and the shrimp are ‘just’ cooked through.
  5. Change oven settings to broil for a further minute or so, until the top is crispy and golden.
  6. Garnish with remaining parsley, squeeze over a drizzle of lemon juice and serve with lemon wedges.

Note to self: try baking this on a bed of pre-cooked rice, pasta or orzo.