Baked Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Butter Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi topped with crunchy and buttery parmesan crumbs. The easiest way to cook shrimp.

Ingredients
2 pounds large shrimp, peeled, deveined (tails on or off)
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup melted butter, divided (use about 5 tablespoons solid butter)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/3 cup panko crumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika, or more, to taste
fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
lemon wedges, to serve


Instructions
Preheat oven to 425˚F.

Arrange shrimp in a baking dish and season with salt and pepper.

Melt butter, then whisk in minced garlic and minced parsley; pour half of the garlic butter mixture over shrimp and stir the shrimp around until well combined.
Arrange shrimp in a single layer inside the baking dish. Set aside.

In a small bowl combine the remaining melted butter, pork panko crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and paprika; mix well.

Sprinkle the crumb mixture over the shrimp.

Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, or until bubbly.

Set oven settings to BROIL and cook for another minute or two, or until the top is golden and crispy.

Remove from oven.

Garnish baked shrimp with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

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