Baked Stuffed Shrimp

Baked Stuffed Shrimp

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Recipe Rating: 3.45594
Serves 8 to 10 as an appetizer
A quick and tasty appetizer ideal for preparing ahead of time and popping in the oven when guests arrive. Toasted stuffing with garlic, mushrooms, fresh chives and parsley makes an attractive topping for tender, juicy shrimp.
Ingredients: 
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 pounds jumbo raw shrimp, shelled, tail left on
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Paprika to garnish
  • Lemon wedges
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Method: 
Preheat oven to 350°F. Oil a 9x13-inch baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the oil. Set aside. Make a cut along the length of the back of each shrimp and remove vein. Don't cut all the way through the shrimp but just deep enough to open the shrimp to lay flat.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Cook the garlic and mushrooms until the mushrooms have released their liquid, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and add bread crumbs, parsley, chives, butter, salt, pepper and cayenne.

Set shrimp backs-down in the prepared baking dish and spread them flat. Pile even amounts of the crumb mixture on top of each.

Bake shrimp until they are pink and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Lightly sprinkle with paprika and serve with lemon wedges.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 260 calories (140 from fat), 15g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 160mg cholesterol, 570mg sodium, 10g carbohydrates, 21g protein.
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