Casserole of Shrimp in Garlic Butter (Shrimp De Jonghe)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I think that in the 50's and 60's every special casserole had "cooking sherry" and "buttered bread crumbs" and parsley. This is another one of my mother's recipe from the big plastic bag. I swear this recipe says it has a "lusty" flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse shrimp, drop unshelled shrimp into boiling salted water.
  2. Cover; heat to boiling, then lower heat and simmer gently until shells turn pink, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drain, cool in cold water.
  4. Peel off shells and remove vein that runs down back.
  5. To melted butter, add garlic, parsley, paprika, cayenne and sherry; mix.
  6. Add bread crumbs and toss.
  7. Place shrimp in greased individual casseroles or 11 x 7 baking dish.
  8. Spoon butter mixture over.
  9. Bake at 325F for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumbs brown.
  10. Sprinkle with additional parsley.
Most Helpful

I changed it to fit my candida diet so I eliminated the wine and bread crumbs and added lemon as the other chef recommended. This was delicious!!!!!

Dandy Sandy June 29, 2009

I too took the other chefs' recommendation of replacing the sherry with lemon juice, but otherwise followed the instructions exactly. Wasn't a hit with the family. Something about the taste was just a little off. We ended up using the left-over shrimp in a different dish the next day.

CityCatt August 19, 2009

I had high hopes for trying this recipe. I followed all the steps and ingredients exactly but the sherry killed it. I even added less than called for just a tad and it seemed the shrimp soaked up the sherry flavor. Sorry.

athenalove46 July 07, 2009