Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Baked Shrimp Over Pasta

Baked Shrimp with Pasta

It was one of those nights where 1) I hadn't made my menu plan yet {horror!} and 2) it was getting precariously close to dinner time. I had shrimp in the freezer....pasta in the cabinet...ah-ha! I pulled out my Mexico Beach Seafood Cookbook, and with a little improvisation, this is what happened for dinner.

The idea is simple--bake up some shrimp in butter, and serve over pasta. Simple and rich. 

Please excuse the butter. Due to it's copious presence, I wouldn't eat this meal every other night. But every once in a while? Delightful!

Shrimp Baked in Butter (March 11)
Baked Shrimp over Pasta
Adapted from the Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association Seafood Cookbook
Serves Four

1/2 cup butter, melted
2 TBSP chicken broth
2 TBSP fresh parsley
1 TBSP lemon juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Tobasco sauce
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined.
Cooked pasta

Mix together all ingredients (except shrimp) in a baking dish. Then add the shrimp, stirring to coat. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes.

Serve over pasta and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Garlic bread and veggies would make a looooovely sides. :)

Here's the printable recipe!

What's your favorite way to eat shrimp?

Linked to Mouthwatering Mondays, Tasty Tuesday, Delicious Dishes, and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


  1. Alicia, that looks so good!!!

  2. This looks great and your photos are beautiful!

  3. Oh, wow. I've only just finished breakfast and I'm pretty sure I want to eat this now.

  4. Pretty good for a no menu plan thrown together dinner. We usually end up eating cereal or canned soup when that happens at our house.

  5. Umm, seriously. I am drooling over here!

  6. Shrimp wig pasta is my favorite! And adding garlic just makes it better! However, I sadly can't eat too much shrimp or it makes me a bit sick. :( It's gotten worse as I've gotten older, so I'm afraid I've formed a slight allergy to it. But shrimp occasionally seems to be just fine (whew).

  7. And by wig, I totally mean with. ;)

  8. Haha, Sarah, I was totally going to ask for the recipe for Shrimp Wig Pasta! :D :D :D

  9. love shrimp here at our home and this sounds great

  10. Oh, I am sooooooooooooo jealous! It looks delicious and I agree the pictures are wonderful. :)

  11. You've done it again. A tasty meal that looks amazing.

  12. Nom! I'm pretty sure they sell something like that at Costco for so much more than you made it for.

  13. Mary in Charlotte, NCSeptember 15, 2011 at 8:00 PM

    Hi! I found your blog/recipe today and am actually making this tonight! Curious as to whether or not you bake the shrimp covered with foil or not...? Also...I warmed all the other ingredients on the stove first to melt the butter and join the flavors. We'll see what happens! :) Thanks for a tasty idea!!

  14. Mary, I did not cover the shrimp with foil. I'd love to know how this turned out for you!


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