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Baked Shrimp Scampi | 5 Steps to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

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Baked Shrimp Scampi is a Quick and Easy recipe that combines shrimp, white wine, butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Ready in 20 minutes and serve with warm bread.

Overhead view of table with Baked Shrimp Scampi on plates

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It’s almost time for Valentine’s Day!

This year the day of love happens on a Wednesday and you may want to skip going out and instead opt to celebrate by having a romantic evening at home. Choosing to spend the evening at home is a great way to save money, avoid crowds, and skip feeling overwhelmed. Plus there are so many things that can be done at home to make the evening feel just as special.

If you’re thinking about spending Valentine’s Day at home, then I can certainly help you out with some great ideas to make the evening fuss-free and memorable.

5 Steps to Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Home

  1. Do the Shopping – Step number one to having the perfect Valentine’s Day at home requires making a trip to the store to pick up everything. One way to keep things simple in this area is by selecting a store that you can pick up everything you need. For this, I decided to shop at my favorite store The Fresh Market. This specialty grocer has all of the food you love including seasonally fresh produce, exceptional meat and seafood, signature baked goods, and carefully curated organics. You will be able to find everything that you need at The Fresh Market along with friendly service.
  2. Don’t Skip the Flowers – Getting flowers on Valentine’s Day should not be a big deal. Instead of placing an order at the florist for an expensive bouquet of flowers, try grabbing some fresh flowers from the grocery store and creating your own arrangement in a vase that you already have at home. You can also just skip the vase and place the flowers directly on the dinner table.

close-up side view bowl of salad on plate with bread, flowers, and wine

  1. Choose the Champagne – This is a small way to up the elegance factor of the evening by pulling out your fancy stemware and serving a chilled bottle of champagne along with dinner and dessert.

Close-up view Baked Shrimp Scampi with wine glass and bottle

  1. Cook Dinner – Make dinner special by trying out a new recipe using ingredients that you love. Try a simple recipe that takes a short amount of time like this Baked Shrimp Scampi (see the recipe below) that can be paired with pasta, bread, and a salad loaded with your favorite fruit and veggies.

close-up view Baked Shrimp Scampi on plate with fork

  1. Provide options for Dessert – Pick up an assortment of candy, cookies, and a delicious dessert to make the evening complete and give the person you love a choice of the sweet treat they prefer.

mini chocolate cake on plate with fork

box of chocolate with flowers and heart shaped cookies

There you have 5 simple ways that you can celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. To learn more about The Fresh Market and to locate The Fresh Market in your area.

overhead view Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked Shrimp Scampi

Baked Shrimp Scampi is a Quick and Easy recipe that combines shrimp, white wine, butter, garlic, red pepper flakes, and parsley. Ready in 20 minutes and serve with warm bread.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked shrimp scampi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 238kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup Japenese style breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • pasta or warm bread, to serve

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the white wine, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, red pepper, and salt.
  • Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss to combine. Place in a baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, melted butter, and parsley.
  • Sprinkle evenly on top of the shrimp.
  • Place in the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes until the shrimp are thoroughly cooked.
  • Turn the oven to the broiler setting on high and cook until the breadcrumbs are crisp and brown about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Serve over pasta or with warm bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 308mg | Sodium: 1307mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6.7% | Vitamin C: 8% | Calcium: 19.1% | Iron: 16.5%
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overhead view baked shrimp scampi on plate with fork
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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Akaleistar
    February 4, 2018 at 2:02 PM

    That Baked Shrimp Scampi looks delicious!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 5, 2018 at 12:38 PM

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Mary
    February 5, 2018 at 10:08 PM

    My Boyfriend just informed me he is flying in this weekend to celebrate V day early, we are long distance, and this man loves pasta! I want to make him something he will never forget and this might be the perfect recipe. I like the idea of picking up candy, candy is always fun. Have a great week Lakita, I love following you on Instagram

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 8, 2018 at 8:34 PM

      Thank you! Give it a try, it’s so easy to make! Candy is so much fun!! I love following your IG stories 🙂

  • Reply
    Sonya
    February 12, 2018 at 8:54 PM

    I’m all for celebrating Valentine’s Day at home. I really don’t like going out on holidays when restaurants are packed. Your baked shrimp scampi recipe looks delicious. I’m about to pin it. 🙂

    • Reply
      LaKita
      February 15, 2018 at 11:29 AM

      Thank you! I’m not a fan of celebrating the holidays at a busy restaurant, it’s stressful and you spend so much time waiting. Plus you save money by making an evening at home.

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