Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Baked Shrimp Scampi

This recipe is a great meal to make for a special occasion without a lot of fuss.

Baked Shrimp Scampi

1 pound shrimp, uncooked
4 tablespoons butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon rosemary, finely ground
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
1 lemon, sliced
3 sun-dried tomatoes, diced

Preheat the oven to 425° F.

Peel and devein the shrimp, removing the tails. Place the shrimp laying flat in a 9 x 13 pan. In a separate bowl melt butter. Combine 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.

Serving suggestion: Serve shrimp on rice or noodles. Can pair with steamed broccoli or peas.