Baked Shrimp Scampi With Lemon and Garlic Recipe

Baked shrimp scampi
Diana Rattray
Ratings (23)
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
338 Calories
17g Fat
10g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 343mg 114%
Sodium 1197mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 37g
Calcium 177mg 14%
*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.)

This version of shrimp scampi is loaded with garlic, parsley, butter, and lemon, and it is super easy to prepare and bake in the oven. 

Serve the shrimp over rice or serve them as a snack or appetizer. Depending on how you plan to serve the shrimp, you may choose to leave the tails on.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds large uncooked shrimp (shelled and deveined*)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 garlic cloves (crushed and minced)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (chopped and divided)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • Garnish: lemon wedges

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

  2. Place the butter in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan and put the pan in the oven until the butter has melted.

  3. To the melted butter, add the salt, crushed garlic, and 1 tablespoon of the chopped parsley. Stir well. Arrange the shrimp in baking pan in a single layer. Bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Turn shrimp; sprinkle with lemon zest, lemon juice, and the rest of the parsley. Bake shrimp scampi for 8 to 10 minutes, or until just done.

  4. Arrange shrimp scampi on hot serving platter; pour garlic butter from pan over the shrimp and garnish with several lemon wedges. 

*To devein the shrimp, remove the shells. With a small sharp knife, make a shallow cut down the back of a shrimp. Remove the vein with your fingers or scrape it out. Rinse the shrimp. Repeat with the remaining shrimp.