Oven Fried Shrimp Recipe
My son, who is a very picky eater which he gets honestly from his momma, has recently discovered that he really likes shrimp! I LOVE when he tries new stuff…and he’s helping me try new stuff too. He started off with garlic grilled shrimp, and it was a success. So now we tried a crispy version and made Oven Fried Shrimp! He loved this too…honestly all of us loved it. This is a perfect dish for the spring and summer. It’s pretty easy to make and I love that it’s baked, NOT FRIED!
- 16 oz of fresh or frozen shrimp
- 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
- 3/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of Cajun seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
- cooking spray
- We like to use fresh shrimp when ever possible. So if you go with fresh shrimp with the shell still on it, you'll need to peel it first. Remove the entire shell.
- If you use frozen shrimp, thaw it first by running the shrimp under cool water until completely thawed.
- Preheat oven to 400 and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix Panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and Cajun seasoning.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1 egg and the 1 egg white.
- Dip each shrimp in the egg first and then coat in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Place shrimp on greased baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes (for large shrimp).
I do not turn the shrimp while cooking so the breadcrumbs stay in place.
This Oven Fried Shrimp is only 5 points per serving on Weight Watchers!!! We will definitely be making this all throughout the summer, it was a BIG hit! If you need more great ideas on how to grill, bake or even fry fish, take a look at this Best Fish and Seafood Recipes Cookbook. It’s only $0.99 for the Kindle version!!
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