Best Baked Shrimp

The BEST Baked Shrimp recipe for the holidays or any family gathering! This is a family recipe from my cousin that we have for Christmas Eve every year. It is perfect for an easy to eat, bite sized appetizer or even for a meal! You have to MAKE IT! =-)



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Best Baked Shrimp

Melissa Jo


  • 1 lb. of large or Jumbo shrimp patted dry; tails on
  • 2 tbsp. of butter for the shrimp
  • 2 tbsp. of butter for greasing the baking dish
  • 2 cloves of garlic grated over the shrimp
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1/2 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • chopped Italian parsley for garnish


  • 1 cup Panko
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano grated cheese
  • 1 tsp. of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. of cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt

Egg wash

  • 3 eggs
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • salt & pepper


  • Clean, Peel & devein shrimp and leave on tails
  • Pat shrimp dry
  • *Egg wash: 3 eggs, drizzle of olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper (whisk)
  • *Breadcrumbs: 1 cup Panko, 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano grated cheese, garlic powder, tbsp Italian seasoning, salt & pepper
  • Dip shrimp in egg wash (drip off excess)
  • Dredge in breadcrumbs
  • Place into a greased baking dish that’s greased or use a little non stick spray
  • Then cut up butter in little chunks and dot all over the shrimp
  • Squeeze lemon over the shrimp
  • And finally shake a little crushed red pepper over the top
  • Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes
  • Option- if they don’t brown up enough set oven to broil and cook another 1 minute
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices


  • When cooking a protein, including shrimp, pat it dry of any moisture and make sure it is at room temperature when preparing for the best result.
  • Some people don’t like leaving the tail on, but I do because it makes it easier for people to pick them up when serving.
  • Make sure to grease the baking dish with butter so the shrimp don’t stick, and because it adds flavor!
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