Shrimp Scampi Appetizer Recipe

This delicious, high-protein shrimp appetizer will dress up your holiday table. You can marinate the shrimp the night before and finish up the recipe in 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp crushed dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 2 Tbsp melted reduced-calorie trans fat free margarine

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, pepper, lemon juice and garlic; stir until well blended. Place shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour mayonnaise marinade over shrimp and close bag. Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator and drain, reserving half the marinade in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°.
  3. Place a large wire rack on a large shallow baking pan. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, basil and dill. Coat each shrimp with bread crumb mixture and place in a single layer on wire rack.
  4. To the reserved marinade, add melted margarine and pour mixture over shrimp. Bake for 20 minutes, or until opaque. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
219
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    7g
    11%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    176mg
    59%
  • Sodium
    422mg
    18%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    7g
    2%
  • Dietary Fiber
    3g
    12%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    31g
    62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.