baked shrimp

Best Baked Shrimp

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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  • 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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baked shrimp

Best Baked Shrimp


  • 1 lb. of large or Jumbo shrimp (patted dry; tails on)

  • *Egg wash: 3 eggs, drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of garlic powder, salt & pepper

  • *Breadcrumbs: 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

  • 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


How to:

  1. Clean, Peel & devein shrimp and leave on tails

  2. Pat shrimp dry

  3. *Egg wash: 3 eggs, drizzle of olive oil, garlic powder, salt & pepper (whisk)

  4. *Breadcrumbs: 1 cup Panko, 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano grated cheese, garlic powder, tbsp Italian seasoning, salt & pepper

  5. Dip shrimp in egg wash (drip off excess)

  6. Dredge in breadcrumbs

  7. Place into a greased baking dish that’s greased or use a little non stick spray

  8. Then cut up butter in little chunks and dot all over the shrimp

  9. Squeeze lemon over the shrimp

  10. And finally shake a little crushed red pepper over the top

  11. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes

  12. Option- if they don’t brown up enough set oven to broil and cook another 1 minute

  13. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices