Monday, November 5, 2012

Garlicy Baked Shrimp

Pin Rating: 4.5
Duration: 5 min for prep & 25 minutes for the shrimp dish to bake(~ 20 minutes for the spaghetti - water takes forever to boil!)

My sister has been trying to clean out the freezer for a couple of weeks now since we've seemed to have stock piled the freezer full of food and haven't touched any of it yet.  We just happened to have 1 pound of shrimp and we weren't sure what to make for dinner until my sister reminded me I have a yummy looking shrimp dish pinned on one of my Pintrest boards (  The dish came out pretty good, but lacked a little flavor and it was probably due to me not adding white wine since there wasn't already a bottle at home. But other than that, delicious!

  • 1 lb. of Medium or Large Shrimp (pre-peeled and deveined will save you a lot of time!)
  • 1/4 cup softened butter (I let mine sit out to room temperature)
  • 4 cloves of garlic (It calls for sliced but I had some minced - not pictured)
  • 2 tbps white wine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • Olive oil

Preheat oven to 425ºF.  In a casserole dish I laid the shrimp on the bottom and then drizzled some olive oil over it.  Then spread the salt, pepper, and garlic on top.  If you have white wine, this is when you would add it.

In a small bowl I combined the butter and pank bread crumbs and parsley.  This part is really important to have your butter softened (not melted) so that you can use a fork and chop the panko bread crumbs into the butter.  It should become and even consistency but still thick and solid.   

Crumble the butter mix over the top of the shrimp.

I didn't feel like it was enough covered so I sprinkled some more bread crumbs on top.  It's not pictured here (but you can kind of see it in the picture below) you should make sure to leave a little bit of the shrimp visible so you can judge how pink they are to see if they're cooked.

Once you have the dish in the oven, get a pot of hot water going for the spaghetti.  Follow the instructions for the spaghetti.  If things work out nicely you will have some finished spaghetti by the time this dish is ready to pull out of the oven.  For 1 lbs of shrimp you really only need half a pack of spaghetti to feed 4.

Slowly mix the spaghetti noodles in with the shrimp bake while drizzling it with olive oil so that the dish isn't too dry.  I would probably add more butter to the shrimp the next time around but this was still great and pretty quick to make.  Next time will also include bacon!

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