Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Crispy Baked Shrimp

Most of us love fried food. Who doesn't? Unfortunately, I am trying to cut down on that. So the next best thing to do is to bake them. Sure baking might not give you the exact crispiness but this shrimp is still a crowd pleaser. Lightly breaded with panko bread crumbs and baked within minutes in the oven. This baked crispy shrimp is one dish that everyone will love. Serve it alone or add your favorite sauce to make this a perfect appetizer or entrée.


20 large shrimp – peeled, deveined with tails intact
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 egg white
1 cup of panko bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 450 degree F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Drizzle it with some olive oil.
2. Marinate the shrimp with salt and pepper. Beat the egg white and pour it into the shrimp. Mix well.
3. In a plate combined the bread crumbs with ½ tsp of salt. Mix well. Coat the shrimp with the bread crumb. Lay the shrimp on the baking sheet, drizzle a bit of olive oil over the shrimp and bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.

Note: If you like coconut you can add ¼ cup of it to the bread crumb.


Rachel Hei said...

Yummy!! The shrimp looks really crispy in the pics.. will try this out one day..^_^

Zoe said...

Wow...I have some shrimps in the fridge. I can't wait to make it. They look so delicious!!!!


MamaFaMi said...

I would love a plate if someone is kind enough to offer, tapi kalau nak kena buat sendiri... hehehe... malas sikit at the moment..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

good idea, bake it instead of fry it, less oily, look just yummy..

Little Inbox said...

This is easy to make and most importantly, it won't mess up the kitchen. That's what I like.

My Asian Kitchen said...

Baked shrimp!!lovely!! at first glance I thought it's coconut shrimp,my favourite!! how is panko after baked,still crispy?

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried baking panko bread crumbs. Is it as crispy as deep fried?

Zue Murphy said...

Yes, this is a healthier version to enjoy crispy shrimp. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

They look delicious and sound much healthier than fried shrimo.

Cindy Khor said...

this looks tasty, and you are right, the alternative to deep frying would be baking... i always have problems frying prawns as hot oil always splash (maybe i didn't dry the prawns thoroughly)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Simply lovely!

valkuan said...

Gert, what kind of coconut should I use?

ICook4Fun said...

Rachel, the panko bread crumbs really give this shrimp a crispy texture.

Zoe, hope you like this :)

Mamafami, this dish is really easy. From start to the table takes me less than half an hour.

Sonia, yea it's healthier than frying.

Little Inbox, I too hate to clean my kitchen after all the frying.

Lesley, yes the panko gives the shrimps a really crispy texture.

Ellie, no as crispy as frying but for me it is good enough.

Zue, you are welcome.

Debbie, yes it is :)

Cindy, I too hate the oil splatter when frying anything. AFter that I have to mop the whole kitchen. I guess this is a better option to frying.

LCOM, thank you.

YD, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Val, you can use either the dry sweeten coconut or the unsweetened one.

yatiharvey said...

This looks so yummy and no frying makes it a definite winner for me!

Elin Chia said...

Oh I must try this method of cooking prawns...it does look crispy and lots healthier too. Thanks Gert :)

pigpigscorner said...

me too! Baking is definitely the way. I love eating fried food, but I hate deep frying. and it's also not healthy.

mycookinghut said...

I like fried food but it makes me feel guilty after! :( Yours is great - as good as fried!

Jo said...

Baking is so much healtier than frying and this is such a great idea. If you didn't mention that it was baked, I would have thought it was fried. It looks that crispy!

ICook4Fun said...

Yati, hope you will try this out.

Elin, you are welcome.

Saoirse, thanks for stopping by.

Pigpig, baking is a great alternative to frying :)

Leemei, I feel the same too :)

Jo, do try this method out as the shrimp turn out really crispy.

Christelle said...

Superb idea to add coconut in the batter!

Cheah said...

Must try this, cut down on excess oil!

Anonymous said...

This is delicious! I replaced the salt with old bay and garlic powder to season the shrimp. I also lined the baking sheet with non stick foil instead of using olive oil. Great recipe crispy and good! The panko gives such a nice texture. I don't miss fried shrimp at all :)

rsh said...

I made the recipe as printed, served it with Crosse and Blackwell Cocktail Sauce. We agreed they were tasty, so much so that I would make them again! Served with Zatarain's Black Beans and Rice and green salad with Cardini's Caesar Dressing. I belong to Weight Watchers...seems like this recipe belongs on their site! Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to try this recipe this weekend! I am going to surprise my husband, he loves fried shrimp so this will rock!
I have never cooked shrimp before, do I use the raw or pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe?

Thank you so much! I will let you know how it turns out!

ICook4Fun said...

Anon (1:07) you need to use fresh shrimp.