Just in time for the Super Bowl, I’ve got an easy and tasty appetizer recipe for you! This Breaded Shrimp doesn’t have to be for adults only, though. My kids used to always turn their noses up at shrimp until I made this recipe for them. Who knew that some breading was all it took? So in addition to party food, this is a great way to introduce – or once again try – shrimp at your house, if you have any reluctant ones as well.
Easy Breaded Shrimp (Baked)
- 1 pound shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
- ¾ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup parsley fresh, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- olive oil for baking
Preheat oven to 400° F. Grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
To bread the shrimp, keep one hand “wet” (egg bowl only) and one hand “dry” (breadcrumb bowl only). Start by dropping a few shrimp into the egg mixture with your wet hand. While still using your wet hand, pick up the shrimp, shake off the excess egg, and then drop them on top of the breadcrumb mixture. Pick up a pinch of breadcrumbs with your dry hand and sprinkle them on top of the shrimp. Finish coating the shrimp with your dry hand and transfer them to the prepared baking sheet. Continue until all the shrimp are coated.
Drizzle or spray more olive oil on top of the coated shrimp and bake until the shrimp are done all the way through and golden brown on the bottom, about 13 - 14 minutes.
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