This lemon garlic butter baked shrimp is fresh, crunchy and full of zest. Ready in 20 minutes with easy to get store-bought ingredients!
Today we’ll be doing a really simple baked shrimp dish which is a slight variation of this easy shrimp scampi recipe. This lemon garlic butter baked shrimp is infused with the fresh flavors of garlic, parsley and lemon zest and topped with butter-drenched panko and Parmesan bread crumbs.
Finish it off with some drizzled lemon juice and you’re ready to feed four people. You can serve this with a side of greens such as asparagus or green beans or lay it on a bed of pasta tossed with some virgin olive oil, lemon, fresh basil, capers and shaved Parmesan cheese. Let’s start baking!
LEMON GARLIC BUTTER BAKED SHRIMP RECIPE TIPS
First, we toss the shrimp with some garlic, parsley, lemon zest and white wine. The white wine is completely optional so feel free to leave it out to make this kid-friendly. Thaw the shrimp and completely and pat them dry before mixing them all up in a mixing bowl.
Then we’ll combine the panko with melted butter and grated Parmesan cheese to add some crunch and texture to the dish. I used panko breadcrumbs but Italian breadcrumbs or regular breadcrumbs will work just as well. Use grated Parmesan cheese because it distributes more evenly among the bread crumbs compared to shredded Parmesan.
Once you mix the bread crumbs with the melted butter, it will clump up and that’s okay. This is the stuff that will taste crunchy and buttery later on and we want that. Follow up by spreading the shrimp evenly on a 9×13 casserole dish and topping with the panko bread crumb mixture.
Bake in the middle rack for about 7 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. You’ll know the shrimp is done when the color changes from a see-through gray to pink. Oven times will vary so use the designated time and eyeball it from there, adding more time as needed. Move it to the top rack and broil it for 2-3 minutes or until the bread crumbs start to brown.
And you’re done! Dish and serve hot drizzled with lemon juice. Enjoy digging in!
MORE SHRIMP RECIPES TO TRY
- Honey Garlic Shrimp
- Easy Shrimp Scampi
- Cilantro Lime Honey Garlic Shrimp
- Coconut Shrimp
- Browned Butter Shrimp