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Shrimp Scampi with Fried Bread Recipe

Shrimp Scampi with Fried Bread


How do you improve on the classic shrimp scampi dish? By adding Cajun seasoning and serving it with fried baguette!


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
  • ¾ stick butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 ½ pounds large, head-on shrimp
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (Optional)
  • 1 baguette, cut into 4-inch slices
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or as desired


  1. Combine 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon garlic, and 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Stir and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons oil. Add shallots and red pepper and cook until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add remaining garlic and shrimp. Cook, tossing frequently in butter, until cooked through and pink, about 5 minutes. Press down on the heads every so often to press juices into the sauce. Transfer shrimp to a bowl, leaving pan on the stove.
  3. Add white wine to the pan over medium heat and scrape up any cooked bits from the bottom. Let liquid reduce by 1/2, about 5 minutes.
  4. While sauce reduces, peel and de-vein shrimp.
  5. Add lemon juice, 4 tablespoons butter, and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese to the pan. Add Cajun seasoning. Cook, whisking frequently, until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, heat 4 tablespoons butter in a separate pan over medium heat. Brush baguette slices on both sides with reserved oil-Parmesan cheese mixture. Fry the bread in the hot butter until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes. Transfer bread to a paper towel-lined plate.
  7. Add peeled shrimp to the sauce. Stir and simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  8. Plate shrimp over fried baguettes. Spoon extra sauce on top and garnish with parsley. Serve immediately.

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Nutritional Information

Shrimp Scampi with Fried Bread

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 569.1
% Daily Value *
protein: 58 %
carbohydrates: 15 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 12 %
fat: 44 %
saturated fat: 51 %
cholesterol: 68 %
vitamin a iu: 19 %
niacin equivalents: 60 %
vitamin b6: 17 %
vitamin c: 34 %
folate: 31 %
calcium: 12 %
iron: 33 %
magnesium: 21 %
potassium: 10 %
sodium: 43 %
thiamin: 44 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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