Mama’s Famous Baked Shrimp

There was really nothing else I could call this dish. My mama makes her baked shrimp so often for entertaining and it always gets such huge raves. It’s one of my all-time favorite dishes she makes. She really has a magic touch with food that she learned/inherited from her magic mama, my Nana Person. The beauty of this baked shrimp for entertaining is that it feels so fancy but it takes only 20 minutes to make. It’s that quick and easy. More importantly, it’s just incredibly sumptuous and addictive. This recipe is my take on my mom’s. It’s hard to live up to hers but I think I did ok!

The first order of business was to cook the buttery mixture. It's where all of the flavor for these baked shrimp came from! I used lots of garlic and dried herbs. My secret weapon though was my truffle salt. I get it at Trader Joe's for cheap and it is so incredible!
The first order of business was to cook the buttery mixture. It’s where all of the flavor for these baked shrimp came from! I used lots of garlic and dried herbs. My secret weapon though was my truffle salt. I get it at Trader Joe’s for cheap and it is so incredible!
I've already waxed poetic about how shrimp is my favorite protein in the world. I think this baked shrimp might have been partially responsible for that happening!
I’ve already waxed poetic many times about how shrimp is my favorite protein in the world. I think this baked shrimp might have been partially responsible for that happening!
I took a little of the flavorful butter mixture and stirred it with breadcrumbs to make the topping for the baked shrimp. The rest of the butter mixture was poured over the shrimp before I spooned the flavorful breadcrumbs on top. That was all there was to making this baked shrimp! It just had to bake for 10 minutes.
I took a little of the luscious butter mixture and stirred it with breadcrumbs to make the topping for the baked shrimp. The rest of the butter mixture was poured over the shrimp before I spooned the flavorful breadcrumbs on top. That was all there was to making this dish! It just had to bake for 10 minutes.

When it was done, I just served the baked shrimp immediately with quinoa on the side for an amazing meal. Oh my goodness, it was buttery and garlicky perfection! The shrimp were so succulent and flavorful. The breadcrumbs had a slight crunch for some great texture. It could not have been a more simple, fast meal. Best of all, it took me right back to fun times with my mom. I loved carrying on one of her best dishes with my own twists. Enjoy, friends! xoxo

Mama's Famous Baked Shrimp
Mama’s Famous Baked Shrimp
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Mama's Famous Baked Shrimp
Mama's Famous Baked Shrimp
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon truffle salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Melt the butter in a small pot over medium to medium low heat. Once it is pretty well melted add the garlic, salt, dried onion, dried parsley, dried tarragon, dried thyme and dried oregano. Let the mixture gently bubble and develop flavor for about 1-2 minutes, then take it off of the heat. Combine 1/4 cup of the butter mixture with the bread crumbs in a bowl and stir them together to make the breadcrumbs resemble wet sand.
  2. Lay out the shrimp in a baking dish and pour the remaining butter mixture all over them. Spoon the buttery breadcrumbs on top of the shrimp, then bake them for about 10-12 minutes. They should just be pink and opaque. Serve them immediately with rice or quinoa for an amazing and simple meal!

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