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Baked Shrimp Scampi

This delicious Baked Shrimp Scampi is bursting with flavor and incredibly simple to prepare. It features tangy lemon, crisp white wine, and a delightful breadcrumb topping, making it an irresistible dish.

If you’re a fan of shrimp, you might also enjoy trying our tasty grilled bang bang shrimp and Cajun shrimp recipes.

Recipe Details

It’s impossible not to love this Baked Shrimp Scampi. With its robust flavors and contrasting textures, this dish has it all. Plus, it’s incredibly easy to prepare, making it a perfect option for a quick 30-minute meal.

  • TASTE: These shrimp are packed with garlicky, lemony, and buttery flavors, with just a hint of heat for that extra kick.
  • TEXTURE: Juicy and tender shrimp are coated in crunchy breadcrumbs and bathed in butter and wine, creating a delightful contrast of textures.
  • TIME: This meal takes less than 30 minutes to make.
  • EASE: Despite its impressive appearance, this dish is surprisingly easy to make. Baking the shrimp simplifies the process.

What You’ll Need

Ingredient Notes

  • Shrimp- It’s best to use large or jumbo shrimp with the tails on for this recipe. If they’re not already peeled and deveined, be sure to do so. You can use fresh or thawed frozen shrimp.
  • Breadcrumbs- Panko breadcrumbs are recommended for their added crunch.
  • White wine- Any white wine will work, but pinot grigio is particularly great due to its crisp and dry flavor.
  • Lemon juice- Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best citrusy taste.

Add-ins and Substitutions

  • Make it gluten-free- You can use gluten-free Panko breadcrumbs to make this shrimp scampi recipe suitable for those who can’t consume gluten.
  • Skip the wine- If you don’t have wine or prefer not to use it, you can substitute water or chicken broth instead.
  • Add Parmesan cheese- Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top of the breadcrumbs for a crispy and cheesy finishing touch.
  • Add pasta- Serve this Baked Shrimp Scampi over your favorite pasta such as linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, or penne.

How to Make Baked Shrimp Scampi

  • Season the shrimp with the garlic mixture. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, lemon juice, melted butter, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Mix well using a spoon and set aside.
  • Make breadcrumb and butter mixture. In a separate bowl, combine the Panko breadcrumbs, chopped parsley, melted butter, and a pinch of red pepper flakes (optional). Mix well.
  • Layer the shrimp and breadcrumbs. Arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer between two gratin dishes or in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture evenly over the shrimp.
  • Bake the shrimp scampi. Place the dish(es) in the oven and bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 12 minutes. Then switch the oven to broil for the final 2 minutes to crisp up the breadcrumb topping.

Pro Tip: Keep a close eye on the dish while broiling to prevent the top from burning.

Recipe Tips

  • Add extra heat- If you prefer a spicier flavor, add extra red pepper flakes to the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Lay the shrimp in a single layer- Make sure to arrange the shrimp in a single layer to ensure they cook evenly. Piling them on top of each other will result in uneven cooking.
  • Watch carefully while broiling- When broiling the dish at the end, keep a close eye on it to prevent the breadcrumb topping from burning.


What is shrimp scampi sauce made of?

Shrimp scampi sauce typically consists of butter (or olive oil), garlic, and white wine. These ingredients come together to create a rich and flavorful sauce that the shrimp can absorb and soak in.

What can I use as a substitute for white wine in shrimp scampi?

If you don’t have white wine or prefer not


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