Really Easy Baked Parmesan Shrimp January 4, 2011Posted by Angela @ Making Food for Friends in dinner, fish, quick meal.
Tags: cooking, recipe, shrimp
Sometimes, I am a nice wife and make a fish or chicken dinner for Ryan. This one was incredibly easy and used ingredients that I always have on hand. The best kind of meal! I usually keep a bag of Trader Joe’s large pre-cooked shrimp in the freezer. Sometimes I’ll add them to pasta or stir fry for Ryan but this was a little departure from the shrimp-norm around our house. The verdict? Ryan said he’d “eat ten more plates of this” so I take that to mean it is a keeper.
Baked Parmesan Shrimp
Ingredients (to serve one):
8-10 medium or large pre-cooked shrimp
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
Salt & pepper
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Pre-heat the oven to 425 Fahrenheit. If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them in a bowl of room temperature water for 10-15 minutes. While they are thawing, prep your marinade and breading.
In a medium bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. In another bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. When the shrimp are thawed, toss them in the olive oil and lemon marinade, and season with salt and pepper.
One by one, remove them from the olive oil and lemon marinade, and toss them in the breadcrumb mixture. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray. When all of the shrimp are on the sheet, spray the tops lightly again with the spray, and then bake in the oven for about 7-8 minutes, or until the tops start to turn golden.