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Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi
2 pounds shrimp, peeled & deveined (tails on or off)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons white wine (or chicken stock)
1 brown shallot, minced
1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
1. Heat oven to 425º.
2. In baking dish, combine the shrimp, lemon juice, white wine or chicken stock, shallots, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix well until the shrimp are evenly coated.
3. In a small bowl, combine the remaining melted butter, bread crumbs, garlic, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and 2 tablespoons of the chopped parsley; mix well. Sprinkle over the shrimp and bake for 12 minutes, or until hot and bubbling.
4. Change oven settings to broil and leave everything infor 2-3 minutes (until the top is crispy and golden).
5. Remove from oven and garnish with remaining parsley. Squeeze a drizzle of lemon juice over all, and serve alone, over rice, or with a green salad. Enjoy!
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