Shrimp Oreganata


Definitely use very large shrimp for this shrimp oreganata recipe. Think shrimp scampi meets a crunchy baked Parmesan topping. You can serve them as an appetizer, on top of cooked pasta with extra lemon-butter sauce, or simply with some grilled bread and flavorful olive oil to dip in.

Looking down at a plate of shrimp oreganata, served with a few lemon wedges.
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Marinate Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • cooking spray

  • 1 ¾ pounds colossal shrimp (about 12 shrimp)

  • ¼ cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio)

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic, divided

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest, divided

  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper, divided

  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges for serving


  1. Gather all ingredients.

    All ingredients gathered to make shrimp oreganata.

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  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with cooking spray.

  3. Peel shrimp, leaving tails intact.

    Shrimp peeled, with tails intact.

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  4. Use a paring knife to cut lengthwise down vein side of shrimp, cutting almost but not all the way through the shrimp. Remove the vein and gently press shrimp apart to butterfly it.

    With a pairing knife, cut lengthwise down the vein of the shrimp, then remove the vein and press shrimp apart to butterfly them.

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  5. Combine shrimp, wine, olive oil, salt, 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in a bowl; toss to coat shrimp evenly. Let stand at room temperature for at least 10 minutes.

    Shrimp placed in a bowl of wine, olive oil, salt, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and crushed red pepper, tossing to coat evenly.

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  6. Meanwhile, combine panko, Parmesan cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter, and remaining 1 tablespoon parsley, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, and 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper in a small bowl; stir until well blended.

    Panko, parmesan cheese, melted butter, parsley, garlic, lemon zest, and crushed red pepper stirred together until well blended.

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  7. Remove shrimp from marinade and place, cut side up, about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Top each shrimp with about 2 teaspoons panko mixture, pressing lightly to adhere.

    Shrimp removed from marinade and placed cut side up in a baking dish.

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    Each shrimp topped with panko mixture.

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  8. Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Without opening oven, switch oven to broil. Broil until topping is golden brown and crispy, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Shrimp baked until done, then broiled until topping is golden-brown.

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  9. Transfer shrimp to a platter. Stir together lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter and any accumulated juices from the baking sheet in a small bowl; drizzle evenly over shrimp on platter and garnish with parsley. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

    Shrimp drizzled with lemon juice and butter, garnished with chopped parsley and lemon wedges.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
17g Fat
9g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 468mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 14mg 68%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 140mg 3%

* 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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