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Shrimp Francesca Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Shrimp Francesca

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"Easy, quick, and delicious. Serves 6 to 8 as an appetizer, or 4 as a main course over buttered angel-hair pasta."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. Arrange the shrimp in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Gently squeeze any excess liquid from the artichoke hearts, break the hearts into quarters, and arrange in spaces between the shrimp. Sprinkle the bread crumbs and parsley over the shrimp and artichoke hearts; sprinkle lemon juice over the crumbs.
  3. Melt butter with garlic in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; drizzle the butter mixture over the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the top with Romano cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the crumbs and cheese brown lightly and the shrimp turn opaque and orange-pink in color, 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 11, 2012

I never liked artichokes before eating this dish but it is outstanding! It tastes like it is from a very fancy restaurant. The one and only creator of this dish, Francesca herself, has made it for me 3 times. She is from Lockport, IL. She created this dish and won 1st place in a local competition with this recipe. She is glad that people are enjoying her recipe. *** Hi this is Francesca. I am glad you liked the recipe. Here are some hints: I usually serve it with angel hair pasta and steamed brocolli coated in olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. To make it less fattening, you could substitute olive oil for half of the amount of butter in the Shrimp recipe. It does not change the flavor. You could also add, some cherry tomato cut in half to add more color. You could serve it with some tabasco sauce. Also serve with a glass of medium bodied wine to enhance the flavor of the dish. I would just like to add, that I have always wanted this to become a dish that is served at weddings, for engagement parties as well as the birth of children. In any event, it is a celebratory dish. God Bless All, and thank you for posting my recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2011

I didnt care for this one. Very simple but the canned artichokes didnt work.

Jul 21, 2010

This was to die for!!! Usually, I am a little skeptical of a recipe with not a lot of reviews...soooo glad I took the risk b/c it was WELL worth it! I followed the recipe exactly as listed.

Jun 16, 2010

This is a keeper. Family of 4 loved it. I used 2 Tbs lemon juice and used parmesan cheese instead of romano and I used over a pound of regualr-sized shrimp. Everyone had seconds and I wish there was a little more so I'll use 1 1/2 pounds of shrimp next time. We served with buttered vermicelli pasta. We also sprinkled more parmesan over our dish. I followed one suggestion to use half butter half olive oil. My 2 daughters said it's better than the pasta dishes they tried at the Cheesecake Factory restaurant. Delicious, give it a try.

May 20, 2010

I use alot of recipes from this site but usually dont take the time to review them. This dish was fantastic and super quick and easy yet tasted elegant like from a four start restaurant, I whipped this together in literally minutes. My 14 year old said it was the best thing she's ever eaten, and my nine yeal old who only eats chicken fingers said it looked good, "even to her!!". I served it along side yellow rice. The only thing I might do next time is add an 1/8 of a cup of dry white wine to make a little bit of a sauce but that's a prefernce., the recipe was outstanding as is., thanks for sharing!!

Apr 15, 2010

This was really good. I cut back on the butter this time, but next time I will do exactly what the recipe says. I might also crisp it up a little under the broiler at the end.

Jul 22, 2010

OMG if I could give this more than 5 stars I would! Absolutely nothing needs to be changed about the recipe it is absolutely perfect the way it is and so easy to make! this will be a repeat dish in my home for sure and at potlucks when I am trying to impress!

Aug 04, 2010

barbedwards.......capers, white wine, leftover champagne (like anyone would have leftover)'ll just need a couple of tablespoons


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  • Calories
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 236 mg
  • 79%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 23.6 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 940 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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