Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"I've probably been making this recipe since I got it from my Mom in about 1985. I have no idea where she got the recipe from. I've been changing it over the years, and now I call it my own. When we started dating back in 1997, my husband would every now and then order shrimp scampi at a restaurant and always regret it afterwards, saying none of them competed with mine. You can vary the amounts of some of the ingredients, like the cayenne and garlic, to suit your taste. That's what I've done here because we like spicy and garlicky. Yum! Serve over angel hair pasta or any pasta of your choosing."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


35 m servings 574
Original recipe yields 4 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Place shrimp into a saucepan, cover with water to a depth of 2 inches over shrimp, and bring to a boil. Cover pan and cook until shrimp are pink, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.
  2. Combine butter, white wine, lemon juice, parsley, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a 2-quart casserole dish.
  3. Place casserole dish in oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. When butter is melted, lightly toss shrimp in butter mixture until coated. Sprinkle bread crumbs over shrimp.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 574 calories; 47.9 13.1 21.5 295 424 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 84
  1. 111 Ratings

    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

I took a lot of creative license with this. I did use all of the ingredients as listed (except for omitting the cayenne entirely), but changed the execution of the recipe. Most important, I did ...

Most helpful critical review

This has way too much butter and cayenne for us, and I even cut the cayenne in half. It was too spicy. Not impressed with this at all and will not make again.

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

I took a lot of creative license with this. I did use all of the ingredients as listed (except for omitting the cayenne entirely), but changed the execution of the recipe. Most important, I did ...

Yummy! Made it for my husband's birthday! Comparable to Red Lobsters baked shrimp. I added shredded parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs. It was a little too spicy for me but my husband loved it!...

Absolutely loved it! I made it for my fiancé as a surprise and we both really enjoyed it. A nice Chardonnay compliments this dish very well too (just FYI).

I used the bake only recipe after reading the reviews. Added 1/2 tea. Red pepper flakes instead of cayenne. And did not par boil shrimp. Melted butter , wine and lemon I preheated oven at 400...

OMG... my husband is more of a meat/potatoes kind of guy but he DEVOURED this and couldn't stop telling me how great this was! Only thing I did differently was using panko bread crumbs instead ...

My family loved it! I did use 1/2 cup butter instead of 1 cup. I used slightly less cayenne pepper. I think it would have been fine to you use the amount of cayenne the recipe called for. We d...

We Loved this scampi. We will be making again. I only used 1/2 tsp of the cayenne. Tasted better than Olive Garden.

This was excellent. The cayenne is definitely needed for that extra something. Took a cue from the other reviews that said it was too spicy and only put 1/4 tsp cayenne-perfect amount of zip. ...

This was to die for! I did what another lady did and i looked up that butter lemon herb pasta recipe to go with this and man, this whole thing was delish! My kids ate it standing up, before they...