Shrimp is one of my favorite things to keep on hand for easy, quick meals. It takes next to no time to cook, and can be easily defrosted in a couple of minutes. I always keep a bag of shrimp in my freezer for nights that I don’t really want to cook, and just want to get dinner on the table. I just kinda made this dish up as I went, but it was very loosely based on a meal that I had in Fishermen’s Wharf in San Francisco that was made with dungeness crab. I served it over brown rice, and with a side of peas.
- 1/2 lb shrimp,peeled, deveined & tails removed
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning // This makes the shrimp pretty seasoned, feel free to reduce the amount to 1 tsp if you would like
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- lemon juice from 1 lemon
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 1/2 cup panko
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a dish, combine shrimp, old bay seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Toss until the shrimp is covered with the seasoning. Pour into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with the lemon juice.
- In a small bowl, mush together the butter, panko, and parsley using a fork. Sprinkle this mixture over the shrimp.
- Place in oven, and bake for 10 minutes. If you would like the top slightly crispier, broil for a minute or so or until slightly browned.
- Serve with pasta or rice.