Baked Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp

Baked stuffed jumbo shrimp recipe

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  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
275 Calories
8g Fat
34g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 334mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Protein 18g
Calcium 167mg 13%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here is a classic dish that may very well get added to your list of family favorites. You can use gluten-free breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs if desired.

Ingredients

  • For the Shrimp
  • 12 jumbo shrimp
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (fresh grated)
  • For the Stuffing
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (dried or cracker crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons parsley (chopped)

Steps to Make It

Note: while there are multiple steps to this recipe, this stuffed shrimp dish is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Prepare the Shrimp

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Shrimp ingredients
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  2. To shell the shrimp, use a small sharp knife to slice through the shell of each shrimp along the length of the outside curve.

    Shell the shrimp
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  3. Peel off the entire shell except for the tail portion of each shrimp.

    Peel off entire shell
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  4. To devein the shrimp, use the tip of the knife to pull out the dark vein that runs down the outside of the shrimp; discard the veins.

    Devein the shrimp
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  5. Put the shrimp on a cutting board and make another cut along the inside curve of the shrimp, cutting almost all the way through.

    Put shrimp on cutting board
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  6. Rinse the shrimp under cold running water and drain.

    Rinse the shrimp
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  7. In a small bowl, combine with lemon juice, parsley, and ginger.

    Combine with lemon juice and ginger
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  8. Pour half of the mixture into a shallow dish, add the shrimp, and toss to coat.

    Pour half mixture in shallow dish
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  9. Cover and let the shrimp marinate at room temperature for 20 minutes. Reserve the remaining lemon juice mixture

Make the Stuffing

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for stuffing
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  2. Heat the oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium heat.

    Heat oil and butter in skillet
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  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, until just beginning to turn golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

    Add garlic
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  4. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring often until lightly browned, about 3 minutes more.

  5. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add the lemon juice and half of the parsley, and stir until blended.

    Transfer mixture to small bowl
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  6. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat a shallow baking dish with cooking spray.

    Coat a shallow baking dish
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  7. Remove the shrimp from the marinade. Press open the shrimp to flatten and place a generous tablespoon of the stuffing onto the belly of each shrimp.

    Remove shrimp from marinade
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  8. Arrange the stuffed shrimp in the prepared baking dish and drizzle the reserved marinade over the shrimp.

    Arrange shrimp in baking dish
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  9. Bake until the shrimp are opaque, about 10 minutes, and then remove the shrimp from the oven.

    Bake until shrimp are opaque
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  10. Preheat the broiler.

  11. Broil the shrimp, 4 to 6 inches from the heat source, until the stuffing is lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

    Broil shrimp
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  12. Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve right away.

    Garnish
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  13. Pair with your favorite sides to make a meal, or serve as is for an appetizer that will wow.

Tips

  • To dress up this stuffed shrimp dish, add some shredded crab meat, lobster meat, or tiny bay scallops to the stuffing.
  • When buying shrimp, look for those that have shiny, firm shells with a faint sea smell. They should not smell like ammonia.
  • To store uncooked shrimp, rinse well under cold water and pat them dry. Tightly cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Cooked shrimp can be refrigerated, tightly covered, for up to 3 days.