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Shrimp Monterey Recipe

Shrimp Monterey Recipe

For a special occasion or when company's coming, this delicious seafood dish makes a lasting impression. You'll be surprised at how fast you can prepare it. A mild, fresh-tasting sauce and the Monterey Jack cheese nicely complement the shrimp, I serve it over pasta or rice. —Jane Birch Edison, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a skillet over medium heat, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Add shrimp; cook for 4-5 minutes or until pink. Using a slotted spoon, transfer shrimp to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish; set aside and keep warm.
  • 2. Add wine to the skillet; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until sauce is reduced. Pour over shrimp; top with cheese and parsley. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 303 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 268mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein.

Reviews for Shrimp Monterey

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DeboraLZ User ID: 7556927 248559
Reviewed May. 23, 2016

"After reading other reviews, I added extra garlic, butter and chicken broth. Then I added the cooked pasta to the pan before putting it all in the oven. My husband couldn't say enough how much he enjoyed this meal."

captgeo5 User ID: 6856757 246462
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2016

"Very easy great flavor I severed over pasta . A must try"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3102613 241181
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"Excellent. Peeling and deveining the shrimp weren't my favorite part but we picked up fresh shrimp at the docks while the boats came in when we were on vacation at the beach. It doesn't get much better than that."

jaymac User ID: 1497203 238244
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2015

"I made this a couple of months ago and loved it. Making it again tonight. Yummo!"

tyenella User ID: 4370619 231917
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2015

"quick and cheesy -I mean easy ;) Was looking for something like this for dinner and it was perfect. Even the picky eaters! Works great with pasta."

Selket User ID: 6007730 47179
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2014

"quick fast tastes great"

Kris Hodges User ID: 5707772 29223
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"This wasn't nearly as good as I'd hoped. Somehow seafood and cheese just never turns out good."

SanityBreak202 User ID: 2886293 47177
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Have made this a few times. Each time trying to get more sauce to put over pasta. Very good flavor. Really like it."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 48001
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"A perfect dish to have for a special occasion."

Francisca3032 User ID: 6052254 49625
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"The shrimp was great!! I poured it over some white rice and I doubled up the sauce to pour onto the rice. Everyone loved it and ate them right up."

JennTats User ID: 7007311 17664
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"I been making this for years. I like to add cooked elbow noodles with the shrimp or chicken and sometimes adding in different kinds of veggies such as broccoli, mushrooms, onions and different types of cheeses. After all mixed together I put ingredients into 4-6 ramekin dishes topped with bread crumbs and parmesan and bake in the oven at 350 until lightly browned. Very quick and easy and tastes good."

KrisGrij User ID: 1573729 202751
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"I was worried that it would be bland as written so I threw some extra stuff in during the saute garlic phase:

2 tsp of prepared brown mustard
2-3 tsp dried dill
1/2 dried thyme
I had to use chicken broth since I don't keep wine around and had to use mozzarella cheese instead of monterey jack. I only used about 1 cup of cheese at most and it was plenty!"

chica4christ00 User ID: 3221277 17662
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"This was pretty good."

chica4christ00 User ID: 3221277 202750
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"I thoight this was pretty good...easy too."

chica4christ00 User ID: 3221277 47986
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"I thoight this was pretty good...easy too."

DulceH User ID: 5962175 82661
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"My family loves this recipe so much that when I make it I have to double it!"

cssct1988 User ID: 2539863 47983
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"My kids do not like shrimp so I use thin sliced chicken breast for this recipe. It is highly requested in our family. My oldest just requested it as her birthday dinner."

parksville User ID: 1598935 23744
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2012

"Delicious! Used 1 lb of shrimp for the two of us and reduced the cheese to 1 c, the rest as is. Very easy and who doesn't love the taste of white wine, garlic and cheese?!!! Will try pepperjack next time."

audreaj User ID: 1038515 23988
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"This was so good! I doubled the wine and butter to make is saucier and used pepper jack cheese to give it a little heat. and even my husband liked it and he isn't a big cheese person. Will definitely be making this again!"

dholten User ID: 5724328 23743
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This sounded like it would be really good. It was just toooooo cheesy for our family. I've made other dishes with shrimp and marinated artichokes. So I did combine them with this dish. That part was very good. Just couldn't handle the cheese on the shrimp."

Ellemmy User ID: 6419244 82660
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"So simple and delicious. This has become a family favorite. I make it at least once a month!"

heatherfes User ID: 5783860 17659
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"way too much cheese, needs to have something else with it to cut the richness"

MollieDi User ID: 5304424 49624
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"Very tasty... tastes like something from a fine seafood restaurant. After 3 bites, my husband said, "this is guest-worthy". Will make again!"

Olymann User ID: 5363197 29156
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"I would make this again in a heartbeat. would add more wine and add shallots. Needs just a little more flavor. but otherwise very good."

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 56107
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2011

"This is one of my husband's favorites. I don't think I would substitute anything for the butter and we like the flavor that the white wine gives. Usually I serve it over pasta, preferably spinach noodles. I think this might be interesting as an appetizer, if you are able to keep it warm so that the cheese doesn't get cold and clumpy. If you have a warming tray this might work and be an interesting appetizer that guests would like."

ValerieMS User ID: 4364700 22850
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2011

"My husband & I love this! We've decided to have this at home rather go out to eat on several occasions. I increase the garlic to 4 cloves, but we're garlic lovers."

BeeZee's Mistress User ID: 5835489 47176
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Wow! I loved this dish! My husband loved it, too! The white wine makes it so tasty. Next time, I plan on substituting a couple ingredients for more health-conscious ones and see if it maintains the same elevated flavor; olive oil, applesauce or unsalted butter for the butter, chicken broth cubes for chicken broth and low fat shredded Monterey Jack cheese for the shredded Monterey Jack cheese."

LydsTX2009 User ID: 5812357 47066
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Yum!!! My boyfriend loved this and it was so filling. I added more butter, 1/2 cup fat-free half and half and 1/3 cup flour to make it creamier. Any shredded cheese works with this dish and you don't need a lot."

mariebruns User ID: 3677516 202749
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011


pearlrvr User ID: 1256058 63602
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"This was flavorful, but I didn't care for the textures. The cheese didn't stay gooey for long. I would either leave the cheese out and just toss the shrimp with pasta, or add cheese to the sauce instead of using it as a topping."

LLMom123 User ID: 5650121 55790
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2011

"So yummy! I made this for Christmas Eve as a side dish to Tenderloins, and it was so good. I would absolutely make this again, but next time not just a side!"

MJwrabbit User ID: 2069825 23987
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Very tasty! Made this for the first time at Christmas. Everyone loved the Shrimp Monterey. Even my husband who is not a "cheesy" person. This recipe is going into my recipe box for sure!!"

salrieg User ID: 5513048 47981
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"Everyone in the house like this dish. I even made it ahead of time and it still tasted delicious!!!!"

weetoesandnoggins User ID: 1701847 47065
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"This is our go-to recipe for shrimp. We usually serve it over pasta. Quick and easy, too."

RenaeW User ID: 4807914 52318
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2010

"This is absolutely delish! My whole family loved it! So glad you shared this recipe and it's in my recipe box!"

kebmod54 User ID: 1624334 47979
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010


kansaskari User ID: 4518407 23740
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"I have made this recipe dozens of time and it is a hit! Very easy to make and delicious!"

mkfrazier User ID: 4922365 22846
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"Fantastic, easy recipe! We used just 2/3 cup of TexMex cheese and seasoned the shrimp with some chili powder and chipotle pepper as they sauteed. We used the chicken broth instead of wine, but it was phenomenal. Use care to avoid reducing the broth too much. We can't wait to have this again!"

AmyWaters User ID: 4531355 55937
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2010

"This had great flavor and my daughter and husband loved it! I added more garlic cloves, and only had colby jack cheese, but still was great. Will definitely make again"

rookiecook87 User ID: 5156453 47063
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"I loved this so much it reminded me of a shrimp fondue I had at a five start restaurant It taste so good on top of some toasted Italian bread cut in half with butter and garlic kind of like garlic bread I recommend this for everyone to try this recipe was so good it was enough for me and my husband only so next time I will have to double it hahaha Delicious!!!!!"

trcquilts User ID: 4553763 47062
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2010

"Excellent and absolutely delicious. Super easy and quick too."

dfiore1 User ID: 1435469 82659
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

" I made this once yummy I see youserved it over pasta. When you do taht do you follow the recipe and cooke pasta and putit over pasta before or after baking?Planning to srve it tonight )

tmcarpenter User ID: 3687996 63601
Reviewed May. 1, 2009

"This is such a good recipe. I just love it. I save a few shrimps to put in scrambles eggs in the morning it is wonderful all over agan."

linsvin User ID: 1584655 22845
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2009

"Put this in your recipe box! Six ingredients, easy prep and absolutely delicious! Definetly double the sauce to toss with pasta."

dzm388 User ID: 724894 82658
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2008

"The all-time favorite, go-to meal in our house! I double the broth and add more butter to make the sauce, and serve this over hot cooked rice (to soak up all the yummy sauce)!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.