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  • Writer's pictureTommy Centola

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi has always been a favorite of mine. I usually sauté it on the stovetop instead of cooking it in the oven as my mother did. Here's a great recipe for in the oven.

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 toasted breadcrumbs

1 stick butter

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon creole mustard

Creole seasoning

2 pounds shelled shrimp, tails intact, deveined

Preheat oven to 450℉.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter, stir in toasted breadcrumbs and set aside.

Place a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat, add butter and melt. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant and just beginning to brown; do not burn' Whisk in lemon juice, mustard, and Creole seasoning; taste and adjust seasonings. Add shrimp to pan and toss to coat; sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over the top and transfer to the oven. Bake until shrimp are pink and cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes; do not overcook. Serve hot over cooked pasta or with hot buttered French bread.


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