Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients:

2 pounds (12 to 15 per pound) shrimp in the shell
3 tablespoons good olive oil
2 tablespoons dry white wine
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2/3 cup bread crumbs



 

 

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Peel, devein, and butterfly the shrimp, leaving the tails on. Place the shrimp in a mixing bowl and toss gently with the olive oil, wine, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature while you make the butter and garlic mixture.

Melt butter then add garlic, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper until combined.

Starting from the outer edge of a 14-inch oval gratin dish, arrange the shrimp in a single layer cut side down with the tails curling up and towards the center of the dish. Pour the remaining marinade over the shrimp. Spread the butter mixture evenly over the shrimp. Sprinkle bread crumbs over the top Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until hot and bubbly. If you like the top browned, place under a broiler for 1 minute.