Baked Prawn Scampi

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    30 minutes

    A tasty scampi style prawn dish baked in the oven with white wine, lemon juice and olive oil then served over a bead of freshly cooked linguine pasta. Enjoy.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 500g linguine pasta
    • 70g butter
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • 500g medium prawns, peeled and deveined
    • 1 cup bread crumbs
    • 1/2 cup white wine
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 1/4 cup light olive oil

    Directions
    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil, add pasta then cook until al dente. Drain pasta and set aside.
    3. In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add most of the garlic, keeping some for later. Coat the garlic completely with butter but don't let it brown. Add prawns and toss to coat. Immediately remove frying pan from heat; prawns will not be cooked yet.
    4. Sprinkle the prawns with enough breadcrumbs to coat then transfer the entire mixture to a medium casserole dish. Pour wine and the lemon juice over the prawns. Cover and bake at 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove cover then bake an additional 5 minutes.
    5. In a small saucepan heat olive oil with remaining garlic. Toss the pasta with the olive oil and garlic mixture. Serve the prawns over the pasta with additional lemon slices on the side.
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    I agree with most of the other reviews, and suggest the following alterations: reduce garlic cloves to 3 for a good garlic flavor w/out it being too overpowering, use 1/2 lb pasta so your shrimp does not get lost, use 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs so you taste the shrimp and not the crumbs, and use the juice of 1/2 lemon so the lemon does not overpower the shrimp. Top with parsley after everything is mixed for a nice presentation.  -  20 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    61

    This was awesome! I doubled the shrimp since my husband loves it, added a little bit more butter, but kept the crumbs the same. I substituted 1/2c chicken broth for the wine. I had about 20 cloves of garlic since my husband love that too. This turned out phenomenal!  -  26 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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    49

    Very good! I used frozen med. shrimp already cooked; Italian breadcrumbs and light marg. Cut back a little on the lemon juice. Very tasty and will make again! Even my seafood-hating hubby liked it.  -  30 Jul 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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