Make Ahead

Easy Shrimp Scampi

May 19, 2016
4 Stars
Photo by Picholine
Author Notes

I've made this many times and it is delicious. I cannot remember where I got it from. —Picholine

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 8 minutes
  • Makes 12 shrimp approximately
  • 1 pound Jumbo Shrimp
  • 1/2 cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1/4 cup Cointreau
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • dash Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano(optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 400° Arrange Butterflied Shrimp in a baking dish.
  2. Combine all of the sauce ingredients and Pour over Shrimp. Bake uncovered 8-10 minutes till shrimp is pink.

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  • Picholine
  • JohnL

5 Reviews

JohnL December 6, 2021
This recipe is in a Cointreau recipe pamphlet (minus the oregano option). The flavor is nice but the sauce is too soupy. Doesn't coat the shrimp at all. Is that the way it turns out when you make it?
Author Comment
Picholine December 8, 2021
Yes, I guess it’s a bit soupy but when I serve it I just put the sauce on top. I’ve made this for a surf and turf with tenderloin and with pasta as a main . If you have any suggestions to serve a thicker sauce, would love to know. Thanks for your information.
JohnL January 13, 2022
I'm going to try adding a little Wondra flour or another starch (blend it in before it goes into the oven). 1 TB or a scant TB of Wondra instant flour should do the trick. A good way to do it is to toss the shrimp with the flour and then proceed with the recipe. As it cooks in the oven, the flour will dislodge from the shrimp and meld with the sauce. When it comes out of the oven, give it a nice stir and it should be perfect. Let me know how it goes!
JohnL January 13, 2022
I tried the recipe tonight with a tablespoon of Wondra flour. It turned out perfectly creamy. 5 stars!
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Picholine January 14, 2022
That sounds great , I will try it. Thanks .