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Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This classic shrimp recipe is made even better by adding a crispy breadcrumb topping!



  • 2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

For The Marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

For The Breadcrumb Topping:

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese


  1. Add the shrimp, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley and lemon juice to a bowl. Mix together and let the shrimp marinate for 30 minutes.
  2. While the shrimp is marinating, make the breadcrumb topping by mixing together the breadcrumbs, melted butter, salt, red pepper, garlic, parsley and parmesan cheese.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour the shrimp and the marinade into a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and then cover with the breadcrumb topping.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes until the shrimp are pink then place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with more chopped parsley and crushed red pepper if desired and serve.

Recipe Notes

If you’re making this ahead of time, take the shrimp our of the refrigerator and bring to room temperature for 15 minutes before baking.

Cooking time will vary depending on the size of the shrimp you are using.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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