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.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Combine butter, white wine, lemon juice, parsley, cayenne pepper, and garlic in a 2-quart casserole dish.

  • Place casserole dish in oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • When butter is melted, lightly toss shrimp in butter mixture until coated. Sprinkle bread crumbs over shrimp.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

573.8 calories; 21.5 g protein; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 294.6 mg cholesterol; 424.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/19/2014
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 not cook the shrimp first! Shrimp cooks so quickly that I knew not only was this unnecessary, it might even be detrimental. I poured a mix of melted butter and lemon juice in the bottom of my pan. I mixed up the bread crumbs with enough olive oil to moisten them, and added the minced garlic, chopped parsley, and some salt and pepper. Coated the shrimp with this mixture, then baked it at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Beautiful and excellent! I served this with Lemon Butter Herb Pasta and Garlic Vegetable Sauté, both recipes also from this site. Five stars with the above-mentioned changes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2013
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. Read More
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141 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/18/2014
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 not cook the shrimp first! Shrimp cooks so quickly that I knew not only was this unnecessary, it might even be detrimental. I poured a mix of melted butter and lemon juice in the bottom of my pan. I mixed up the bread crumbs with enough olive oil to moisten them, and added the minced garlic, chopped parsley, and some salt and pepper. Coated the shrimp with this mixture, then baked it at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. Beautiful and excellent! I served this with Lemon Butter Herb Pasta and Garlic Vegetable Sauté, both recipes also from this site. Five stars with the above-mentioned changes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2012
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! Will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2012
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). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
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. Then added raw shrimp and rest of ingredients. Cooked 6 mins. Then stirred and cooked another 6 mins. Was so gooood! Will keep this one for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2013
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 of Italian, although I'm sure Italian would've been just fine! Served the shrimp (and scampi sauce) over plain ol' spaghetti, with steamed broccoli and garlic bread on the side. Fantastic meal! Can't wait to make it again. Thank you thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2014
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. Added parmesan to the breadcrumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2014
We Loved this scampi. We will be making again. I only used 1/2 tsp of the cayenne. Tasted better than Olive Garden. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2015
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 do like spicy. I used more garlic. We are a garlic loving family. I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2016
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 sat down at the table. I thought what another lady wrote that now her boyfriend thinks she's a good cook, was so funny and quite true. Make it for someone you love and they will think you are a great cook! Oh yeah, i did cut down on the cayenne pepper as other people said it was too spicey. Also, I did not cook the shrimp beforehand, and just kept the dish in the oven for longer than what it called for. This time I used the exact amount of cayenne, for the kick. Do not skimp on the lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/29/2013
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. Read More
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