Crispy Oven-Baked Shrimp Delight
How to make Crispy Oven-Baked Shrimp Delight
Ingredients for the Shrimp:
1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 cup of dry white wine
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter, melted and divided
Juice of one lemon
3 minced garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Ingredients for the Topping:
3/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of melted butter
Finely chopped fresh parsley
Preheat your oven to 220°C (425°F).
In a 9×13-inch baking dish, combine 2 tablespoons of melted butter with the white wine.
Heat the butter and wine mixture in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes, or until it has reduced somewhat.
In a separate large bowl, mix together the minced garlic, lemon juice, remaining melted butter, salt, and pepper until just combined.
Toss the shrimp in the garlic-lemon butter mixture until they are evenly coated.
In another bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and salt until well combined.
After removing the baking dish from the oven, place it on a stable surface.
Lay the shrimp in an even layer in the baking dish.
Evenly distribute the breadcrumb mixture over the shrimp.
Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through.
Switch to broil for an additional 2 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.
Serve immediately and enjoy your meal.
YIELDS: 4 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 350 calories | Protein: 25 grams | Fat: 20 grams | Saturated Fat: 10 grams | Trans Fat: 0 grams | Carbohydrates: 15 grams | Fiber: 1 grams | Sugar: 2 grams | Cholesterol: 200 milligrams | Sodium: 800 milligrams
Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes this shrimp dish “delightful”?
This dish is delightful due to the combination of tender shrimp coated in a flavorful garlic-lemon butter sauce and topped with crispy, golden-brown breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before using to prevent excess moisture.
What type of white wine should I use?
Any dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, or Chardonnay works well for this recipe.
How do I know when the shrimp are cooked through?
Shrimp are cooked through when they turn opaque and pink in color.
Avoid overcooking them, as they can become rubbery and tough.
Can I use pre-made breadcrumbs instead of panko breadcrumbs?
Yes, you can use pre-made breadcrumbs, but panko breadcrumbs are preferred for their light and crispy texture.
Is it necessary to broil the shrimp at the end?
Broiling at the end helps to achieve a crispy, golden-brown topping on the shrimp.
However, if you prefer a softer topping, you can skip this step.
What can I serve with Crispy Oven-Baked Shrimp Delight?
This dish pairs well with steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, or a side salad for a complete meal.
Can I prepare the shrimp in advance and bake them later?
Yes, you can marinate the shrimp in the garlic-lemon butter mixture in advance and store them in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
How should I store leftovers?
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
Can I use a different type of seafood instead of shrimp?
Yes, you can use similar-sized seafood such as scallops or firm fish fillets in place of shrimp for a delicious variation.