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Stuffed Shrimp with Crab Meat

Stuffed Shrimp with Crab Meat

Pasquale Sciarappa
Today I am sharing with you this delicious baked stuffed shrimp with crab meat recipe.
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian


  • 6 Jumbo Shrimp shell removed, cleaned and butterflied
  • 1/2 lb. Crab meat
  • 3 oz. Butter
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced using a garlic press
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Handful of parsley chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Hot pepper flakes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and place rack in middle position.
  • To prepare the shrimp, lightly cut down the back to remove the shell. Keep the tails on. After removing the shells, cut a little bit deeper to butterfly the shrimp. Rinse under water and remove the dark line that runs down the back of the shrimp. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the crab meat, a tablespoon of parsley, hot pepper flakes, garlic, two ounces of butter (half a stick), salt and black pepper and mix together until fully combined. Sprinkle in 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs and continue to mix. If too wet, add more breadcrumbs.
  • Rub a tablespoon of butter onto the bottom of a baking dish or gratin dishes. Leave the remaining butter chunks in the dish. This is so the shrimp do not stick to the bottom of the dish.
  • Lay the butterflied shrimps flat on a cutting board. Divide the crab meat mixture into six equal parts and place on top of each shrimp. Pick up a shrimp and pack the crab meat onto the top of the shrimp by pressing the crab meat into the shrimp. Place onto the baking dish. Repeat with each shrimp.
  • Sprinkle the stuffed shrimps' with some breadcrumbs and top off with small bits of butter.
  • Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for fifteen minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Remove from the oven and serve. Salute and cin cin!


Keyword crab, shrimp
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