Shrimp Scampi is one of the easiest and most scrumptious dishes you can make for a hungry family and a perfect dish to serve with your Feast of the Seven Fishes Christmas Eve dinner. It is easy and fast and you will never have leftovers. My version is a bit spicy, and heavy on the garlic. My tip is to use frozen, raw, deveined shrimp. It thaws in minutes, and cooks in the oven in 25 minutes. If you are a low-carb eater this is a great protein dish to make part of your repertoire. It doesn't get any easier than this.
It is a go-to dish for our family. Serve it with garlic bread to dip in the buttery sauce. Let me know if you try it.
Watch the video to see how to assemble this divine dish.
Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
- 2 lbs. thawed raw, peeled, deveined shrimp - 21/30 count
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- ½ teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
- 2 TB dried oregano
- 2 TB Worcestershire sauce
- 5 squirts Louisiana hot sauce
- ½ cup olive oil
- small bunch parsley chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ½ cup Bread crumbs
- Thaw, rinse, and drain the shrimp. Be sure to remove the shells if they are still on. You can leave the tail for extra flavor and a "handle".
- Melt butter in a large glass measuring cup with the onion and garlic. Mix in the bay leaf, peppers, oregano, worcestershire and hot sauces, lemon juice of half lemon, olive oil and parsley.
- Arrange the shrimp in a 13 x 9 casserole dish. Pour the butter mixture on top and mix in. Sprinkle the top with the bread crumbs.
- Bake at 400F for 25 minutes or until the butter is bubbling, and the shrimp are pink. You can turn the broiler on for the last 5 minutes for extra browning on top.
- Garnish with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.