Stuffed Key West Pink Shrimp with Lump Crab Meat

Crab Stuffed Shrimp

Stuffed Key West Pink Shrimp with Lump Crab Meat

Stuffed Key West Pink Shrimp with Lump Crab Meat

By: Chef John Mulrey / Treasure Coast Seafood

Cook Time: 20 to 30 Minutes / Larger shrimp take a bit longer to cook then smaller shrimp
Serves: 8 to 10

Baked stuffed shrimp are always a seafood favorite, and lump crab meat added to the mixture compliments this dish in a direction fitting for the finest restaurants. The best part is that it’s a simple dish to make and it’ll leave you looking like a natural-born chef.


3 lbs. Key West pink 10-15 shrimp (peeled, deveined, and butterflied with tails on)
1 lb. fresh lump blue claw crab meat
3 cups seasoned bread crumbs
3 tbsp. mayonnaise
2 large eggs
1 tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning

1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1-¾ cups of water
6 tbsp. melted butter
1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 heavy dash of Tabasco sauce


1. Shell the shrimp. Leave the last shell section and tail on the shrimp and devein. To butterfly shrimp, place the shrimp on their back. Take the tip of a paring knife and place just under the lip of the tail shell and slowly slice the shrimp down the center opening the center evenly from the tail to the head. Be sure not to cut too deep or else you risk splitting the shrimp in half.
2. Place shrimp on a pan, layer with waxed paper, cover, and refrigerate.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all wet ingredients, mayonnaise, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, water, melted butter, lemon juice, tabasco sauce, and whisk.
4. Add seasoned breadcrumbs to the wet ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon then set aside.
5. In a separate bowl, gently mix the crab meat to evenly break up the meat.
6. Take breadcrumb mixture and open a hole in the center and add the crab meat. With a wooden spoon, blend the crab meat into the mixture. Do not over mix to ensure not to break down the crab meat.
7. Make 1-½ ounce round portions of breadcrumb mixture and place on the butterflied section. Take the tail of the shrimp and curl over the top.
8. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a large baking pan or large steel skillet. Place the shrimp on the greased surface leaving space between each shrimp to ensure even cooking. If necessary, cook in two batches.
9. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, with larger shrimp taking the longer cooking time.

How to Butterfly Shrimp

Butterfly Shrimp Step 1

Butterfly Shrimp Step 2

Butterfly Shrimp Step 3
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