For the Casserole:
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) cheddar cheese, grated
1/4 cup (25 grams) Parmesan cheese, grated
Fresh parsley, finely chopped for garnish
For the Topping:
1 cup (100 grams) breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter
Preparation: Set your oven to preheat at 375°F (190°C). Lightly grease your baking dish.
Garlic Butter: In a cozy bowl, meld together the melted butter and garlic.
Creamy Infusion: In another bowl, whisk the chicken broth, cream, thyme, paprika, and seasonings. Lavishly pour this over the shrimp.
Cheesy Delight: Evenly sprinkle both cheddar and Parmesan cheese over the creamy shrimp layer.
Crunchy Top: Blend the breadcrumbs with melted butter, ensuring a perfect coat. Sprinkle this over the casserole for that irresistible crunch.
Baking: Place the casserole in the oven. Let it bake until the top radiates a golden hue and the contents bubble with joy – about 20-25 minutes.
Finishing Touch: Once out of the oven, let it rest momentarily. Before serving, sprinkle the fresh parsley for that extra zest.