Parmesan Shrimp with Basil Butter

Cheryl DeQuattro


This recipe is so easy, but so elegant. Your dinner guests will think you slaved for hours to prepare it. Can be served as a first course or as a main course accompanied by your favorite side dishes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
15 Min


  • 1 stick
    room temperature unsalted butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 lb
    raw large or jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese

How to Make Parmesan Shrimp with Basil Butter


  1. Combine the basil and salt to the softened butter mixing to combine.
  2. Place butter mixture on a piece of plastic wrap and shape into a log.
  3. Wrap tightly and place in refrigerator to harden.
  4. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place shrimp in a baking dish and season with salt, pepper and olive oil, tossing to coat completely.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp or until they are perfectly pink in color.
  6. Remove from oven and slice the basil butter over the top, and sprinkle the Parmesan over all.
  7. Top with more fresh basil.

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About Parmesan Shrimp with Basil Butter

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Italian

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