1 pound (450 grams) shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 tablespoons butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth

1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup (100 grams) grated cheddar cheese

1/4 cup (25 grams) grated Parmesan cheese

Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

For the topping:

1 cup (100 grams) breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons melted butter


Preparation: Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and lubricate a baking dish with butter or a cooking spray.

Garlic Butter: In a petite bowl, meld the melted butter and minced garlic.

Shrimp Placement: Arrange the shrimp meticulously in the prepared baking dish, ensuring an even layer.

Creamy Concoction: In a separate vessel, whisk together the chicken broth, heavy cream, dried thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper, and then pour this luscious blend over the arranged shrimp.

Cheesy Layer: Evenly sprinkle the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses over the shrimp and cream mixture.

Breadcrumb Topping: In a small bowl, amalgamate the breadcrumbs and melted butter until well mixed, then evenly distribute this mixture atop the casserole.

Bake to Perfection: Place the casserole into the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until it achieves a golden brown top and a bubbly sauce beneath.

Allow the casserole a few moments to cool post-baking. Adorn with freshly chopped parsley and serve piping hot as a stellar main dish. Whether paired with rice, pasta, or a refreshing side salad, the Baked Shrimp Casserole is bound to enchant your guests and create a new, delightful culinary memory.