Stuffed Shrimp Oreganata-Style

Stuffed Shrimp Oreganata-Style: Jumbo shrimp stuffed with a combination of fresh breadcrumbs, Italian seasonings, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.

A simple stuffing of fresh breadcrumbs, garlic, butter and seasonings is the perfect way to dress up some delicious jumbo shrimp. The white wine, parmesan cheese, oregano and crushed red pepper give this recipe an Italian flair, similar in style to a classic Clams Oreganata.

Stuffed Shrimp Oreganata-Style

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound jumbo or colossal shrimp (less than 12 per pound)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375°F. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tail intact. To butterfly them, make a slit along the back side, taking care not to slice all the way through the body. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with nonstick spray and arrange the shrimp in a single layer.

Melt the butter over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, soft and just beginning to turn golden - do not brown. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, crushed red pepper, salt and black pepper. Mix well.

Spoon even portions of the breadcrumb mixture over each of the butterflied shrimp. Using your fingers, gently mold each portion of stuffing around the shrimp. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with lemon juice and serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Recipe Notes:
Cooking time will vary slightly depending on the size of the shrimp you are using. We use colossal shrimp - about 6 to the pound, and it takes 15 minutes for them to cook through. It's important not to overcook them and dry out the stuffing or the shrimp itself.

This recipe is part of our Christmas Eve In The Italian Tradition holiday menu.

comments & replies

Super delicious! Fresh bread crumbs really make it special; baking in the oven makes it easy. This will be our go-to Christmas Eve dinner entree from now on.

These really look good !! I have company coming this Friday and I would love to make these. Can I put these together before they get here so I am not in the kitchen doing this while they are here ??? Thanks !!

Made these last night for dinner and they were outstanding !
My husband wants them again tonight with steak !! These are a
I did make the stuffing ahead and that worked out wonderful.....

I have made these before and loved them.... I want to make these tonight and wondered if I can add some crabmeat to the stuffing. Do you think that would work ..Any suggestions ? Thanks....Char

This is fantastic. Remember this from years ago. This is now my favorite shrimp recipe. Thanks so much!

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