This shrimp recipe was sponsored by SeaPak. All opinions are my own.
The season of entertaining is quickly creeping up on us, and that means lots and lots of food. If you’re the one doing the cooking, that can leave you feeling overwhelmed instead of excited at the thought of feeding your guests. Who wants to host if it means you’re stuck in kitchen for hours, right? That’s where simple, easy-to-make party food comes in. When it can double as a quick meal for the family? That’s the kind of recipe you call a winner. And when it’s a quick-cooking shrimp recipe made with fresh ingredients? Well, we call that a keeper.
When it comes to easy appetizer ideas, it doesn’t get much easier than these Baked Shrimp Scampi Tomato Slices, made with SeaPak frozen Shrimp Scampi. The garlic butter sauce is sooo yummy that you won’t want to waste a bit, and with this recipe, you’ll put every bit to good use.
You’ll only need a few tomatoes, which you can probably find the “on the vine” variety at your local grocery store. Those are the ones that seem to taste the best at any time of year, and they provide such a welcome burst of fresh veggie flavor as an easy Thanksgiving appetizer or quick weeknight dinner. Luckily, this recipe is a snap to make year round, so it’s also the perfect way to use up those garden tomatoes when you have them.
And what about the kids? These bite-sized shrimp can be a great way to introduce seafood to the kiddos, especially when they’re coated with crunchy breadcrumbs. (Try a little extra cheese on top to reel the little ones in.)
Bookmark our SeaPak Shrimp recipe for the holidays:
- 7 fresh tomato slices (approx. 3-4 large tomatoes, depending on size and thickness of slices)
- 1 12-ounce package SeaPak Shrimp Scampi
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon fresh time
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Begin to sauté shrimp scampi according to package directions.
- While shrimp scampi is cooking, slice tomatoes; lay slices in the bottom of baking dish.
- Mix together remaining ingredients; stir to combine.
- Once cooked, place shrimp on top of tomato slices (reserving sauce.) You will have enough for approximately 3 shrimp on each slice. Spoon a layer of breadcrumb mixture over the top of each slice, covering shrimp. Drizzle a spoonful of scampi sauce from the pan over the breadcrumbs on each tomato slice. Place baking pan in oven and bake until breadcrumbs are golden and crisp, about 10–12 minutes.
See how easy that is! This shrimp recipe is kind of foolproof, and it tastes like you put way more effort in than it actually requires. You can even make them up ahead of time and just pop them in the oven before your guests arrive. Serve with a tangled salad of fresh greens and berries, or even over a nest of pasta or couscous. Voila! Party food made SO easy.
Why SeaPak Seafood?
The USDA recommends at least two 4-ounce servings of seafood a week, and shrimp is known as “America’s Favorite Seafood,” so it’s an easy, affordable and tempting way to meet that goal. You can find it in your local grocer’s freezer, so there’s no special planning required, and it goes from frozen to finished in no time. (The SeaPak Jumbo Butterfly Shrimp are easy and yummy, too!)
SeaPak is a company with a conscience, too – they only source from suppliers who work to limit environmental impact, working exclusively with those who follow the most responsible harvesting practices. Responsible sourcing equals better for the environment, and better for all of us. Lots to love there!
We grab our SeaPak frozen shrimp scampi at Walmart, but if you’re unsure where to find SeaPak products near you, head on over to the store locator on their website. If you need a little recipe inspiration to help make life “a little more coastal,” connect with SeaPak on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SeaPak. The opinions and text are all mine.