baked shrimp

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.

Baked Shrimp

serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, mush together the butter, panko, and parsley using a fork.  Sprinkle this mixture over the shrimp.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve with pasta or rice.

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