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White Wine Garlic Baked Shrimp

  • Author: Jessie
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


An easy garlic baked shrimp recipe perfect for busy weeknights!


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave the tails on if you like)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine (we like Chardonnay)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large oven-safe baking dish, toss together shrimp, garlic, white wine, melted butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Spread shrimp out in an even layer to ensure they cook evenly.
  3. Bake shrimp at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes until shrimp is pink and cooked through.
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley (optional) and serve immediately.


Additions and Substitutions. This is a great blank-canvas recipe! Add red pepper flakes or fresh herbs for extra flavor. To keep things dairy-free, use olive oil in place of butter.

To quickly defrost frozen shrimp, add shrimp to a large bowl and cover them with cold water. Stir every 5 minutes or so until shrimp have defrosted (usually about 10-20 minutes total, depending on size). Don't skip the defrosting step if you can help it: baking shrimp straight from frozen can release extra water and make the sauce watery and less flavorful here.

What kind of wine should I use? You'll definitely taste the white wine in this recipe, so make sure you use a wine you like to drink! We like to use a Chardonnay or a dry Sauvignon Blank or Pinot Gris. Because this shrimp cooks so quickly 

If you don't want to use wine, swap the wine in this recipe for additional melted butter or a splash of chicken stock. 

To make this recipe on the stovetop, sauté the butter and garlic in a large skillet, add the rest of the liquids and bring to a simmer, then add the shrimp and cook. This stovetop method lets you control the sauce a little bit more - it's a great option if you'd like to reduce the wine further and cook out more of the alcohol. 

What to serve with this shrimp: Serve this baked shrimp over pasta, with rice or cauliflower rice, with roasted veggies, or in homemade tacos. Don't forget a loaf of crusty homemade bread to soak up any extra sauce!

Keywords: seafood, prawns, quick