Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dinner makes a wonderful dinner and it is simply delicious! Using already cleaned and deveined shrimp helps make this shrimp scampi dinner ready in less than 30 minutes! The secret is the buttery-garlic wine sauce that makes this dish so exquisite! Serve it alone or with pasta, rice, and quinoa for an easy weeknight dinner!
Shrimp scampi is such a delicious dish, and one your whole family will love!
Plus, we’ll share some “great tips” and easy steps on how to make this baked shrimp scampi dinner, so you can enjoy it for years to come.
How To Make this Baked Shrimp Scampi Dinner?
1. Shrimps are easily butterflied (with step by step shown below).
2. Then they are marinated with white wine and melted butter, and topped with a light bread crumb mixture combined with fresh garlic, grated cheese, and dried herbs.
3. Then baked for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they turn pink and the sauce is bubbly, and it’s ready to serve.
How to Serve Baked Shrimp Scampi?
You can serve baked shrimp scampi over steamed rice, quinoa, or as we did here with orzo pasta.
The buttery garlic and wine sauce in the baking dish can be spooned over the sides for them to soak up, making them so flavorful.
It’s truly exquisite!
How Much Shrimp Do We Need?
- I bought a one-pound bag (16-ounces) of frozen Raw Shrimp, that comes already peeled, deveined, and with tails on. I found these at Trader Joe’s.
- You can easily find shrimp at your local fish market and have them cleaned for you for a few pennies more.
- This recipe for dinner will yield 4 to 6 servings.
- Shrimp scampi is a dish usually made with ex-large shrimps, but you can choose whatever size you prefer. I found these frozen shrimps to be smaller in size, but it really didn’t matter.
The dish still turned out great!
How to Thaw Frozen Shrimp?
If shrimp is frozen, allow the shrimp to defrost in the bag, on your kitchen counter, or overnight in the refrigerator.
First, rinse shrimp under cold running water for about 4 to 5 minutes, this will help remove most of the iodine from the shrimp. Then drain in a colander.
How Do We Know if the Iodine Has Been Rinsed Off?
When rinsing, the water will bubble up or create the “suds effect,” as if there is soap in the water. That is the iodine creating the suds in the water. Rinse well, and a few times until that disappears entirely. And the second way you can tell is if you don’t smell the scent of the iodine in the shrimp. Then the shrimp will be ready for you to cook.
NEXT, How To Butterfly the Shrimp:
1. Use a knife to carefully butterfly each shrimp, slicing down the center, halfway through.
2. If you see a thin line of darkness running through the back of shrimp, pull those out and discard them. The shrimp should be clean inside and out. Continue with each shrimp.
3. Then transfer to a baking dish.
Make the Marinade for Shrimp Scampi…
1. Pour in the wine and melted butter. Season with some sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper on top. Set it aside.
2. As it sits for a few minutes, the shrimp will marinate in the wine and butter.
3. Meanwhile, you can preheat the oven to 400 degrees F ( 204C). It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to preheat the oven, giving some time to marinate the shrimp while it sits on the counter.
4. The bread crumbs with garlic mixture takes 2 minutes to prep, and it’s sprinkled over the shrimp just before it’s baked.
5. And, just before I pop the shrimp into the oven, I give an additional sprinkle of dried oregano over the entire dish, just to give it a little more flavor.
Now Bake the Shrimp Scampi…
1. While the shrimps are in the oven baking, I have my pasta water boiling on the stove and toss in my orzo pasta and cook it until al dente.
2. Finally, I check on my shrimps and take them out of the oven. Once, the orzo pasta is drained, I serve the orzo directly into the dishes and serve with a few shrimps on top and spoon some butter sauce over the entire dish. So yummy!
Easy Baked Shrimp Scampi Dinner is company-worthy and perfect for busy weeknights.
Serve it with some crusty bread or with our homemade cheesy mini biscuits and a green salad. Or you can serve this baked shrimp scampi with any side you like!
And for our gluten-free friends, you can use gluten-free bread crumbs and gluten-free orzo pasta with this recipe.
Try this recipe! ENJOY!!
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- 1 pound (16-ounces) raw shrimp - cleaned, deveined, with tails on
- 3 Tbsp. plain bread crumbs
- 1 Tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1/8 tsp. dried oregano, plus extra
- 1/8 tsp. dried parsley
- dash of cayenne pepper
- 1 large garlic clove - finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)
- sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 6 tablespoon of butter - melted
- an extra sprinkle of dried oregano
- 1/2 to 3/4 pound of Orzo pasta
- First, rinse shrimp under cold running water for about 3 to 4 minutes, to remove the iodine from the shrimp. Drain in a colander.
- PREHEAT Oven to 400 degrees F ( 204 C).
- Next, take each shrimp, one at a time, and slowly slice down the middle, almost halfway through. Transfer to an 8 x 10 baking dish.
- Season with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper over the shrimp. Pour in the wine, and drizzle melted butter over the shrimp. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir to combine, bread crumbs, Romano cheese, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried parsley, and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle the crumbs mixture over the shrimp. Scatter with extra dried oregano over the shrimp. Place baking dish with shrimp on the middle rack in the oven.
- BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes, or longer until the shrimp are fully baked and turn pink.
- In the meantime, bring a medium-size pot filled with water to a boil. Add some salt to the boiling water and toss in ORZO pasta and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until al-dente. Drain.
- Serve orzo in dishes, top with a couple of shrimps over the orzo, and top with 3 to 4 spoonfuls of the buttery sauce over the entire shrimp scampi dish and serve. Serve immediately.
- Serves 4 to 6
Keep in mind, all ovens vary. Therefore, baking time will vary to cooking the shrimp. Also, it's a good idea before serving the shrimp scampi, to take one shrimp and taste it. Then you can adjust the seasonings to your liking. Then serve.
Yield:4 to 6 servings
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 15.6gCarbohydrates: 24.1gProtein: 22.2g