Baked Shrimp Scampi
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.
As you can tell, I am Shrimp Scampi freak. I’ve tried a lot of recipes but I think this one is by far the best one I’ve tried. It is another Ina Garten recipe and it is in her Back to Basics cook book. It is so easy and super simple to make, and it was so good I ate the whole thing. Shrimp Scampi is normally served with noodles, but this recipe really doesn’t need the noodles. I think one of the reasons why it so good is because the shrimp are roasted in the oven. I’ve never roasted shrimp in the oven before and this was the first time trying it. If you haven’t roasted shrimp in the oven before please do try it and this recipe.
Somehow, a box of panko bread crumbs has mysteriously disappeared the last time we went to the grocery store. I looked all over for that box, because I remember taking it off the shelf and putting it in my cart. Can’t find it anywhere, and I was going to coat some fish with it tonight. Hopefully it reappears before tonight.