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Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole (Gluten Free)

This is an update on my mother's Baked Stuffed Shrimp we grew up eating every Christmas Eve, lightened up and made gluten free.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 271 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb. lump crab meat
  • 1 cup cracker crumbs such as Simple Mills or Ritz
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced plus lemon wedges for serving
  • 1/2 stick melted unsalted butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees F.
  • Butterfly the cleaned shrimp by cutting down the back of the shrimp spine most of the way through, but not all the way.
  • Add to a bowl and season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Make your stuffing by combining crab meat, cracker crumbs, garlic, parsley, lemon juice and zest, and melted butter. Stir to mix.
  • In an oven safe baking dish, arrange the seasoned shrimp evenly around the dish, cut the sides down, so the tails are facing up. If they won't stand on their own, don't stress it. It's only for appearance and the stuffing covers most of it anyway.
  • Spoon the stuffing over and around the shrimp evenly.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just cooked through and the top is lightly golden brown.
  • If you'd like the top more browned, broil on high for 1 minute.
  • Serve with additional lemon wedges on the side.

Notes

You can use either grain-free crackers or Ritz crackers for the stuffing. 

Nutrition

Calories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 38gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 2017mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 662IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Casseroles, Christmas, Seafood, Shrimp
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