Garlicky Baked Shrimp

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Seafood is cheap here in southern New Mexico. I assume it’s because we aren’t so terribly far from the Gulf. No matter. I love shrimp and this is a very nice recipe that is easy and tastes good.

I have tweaked it a bit but you can see the original at LaaLoosh. It’s supposed to be a leaner version of Shrimp Scampi. I found it delicious and I didn’t miss a bit of all the butter you usually find.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled, and deveined.
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp good quality Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 cloves garlic, microplaned
  • 1 c of panko crumbs or fresh bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. In a bowl, combine shrimp, lemon juice, garlic, paprika and salt and pepper. Mix gently and place in a baking dish, small enough that the shrimp is touching.
  3. Mix in another bowl the rest of the ingredients, mixing until it is evenly blended.
  4. Sprinkle the crumbs over the shrimp and place in oven.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until shrimp is cooked through.

Serves: 2

NOTES: This is lovely served over pasta such as angel hair or fettuccine. Have more fresh Parmesan at the table, and some great crusty bread and a salad and you have a great meal that is good for company yet easy to prepare. You might consider sprinkling the plate with some toasted walnuts as a final elegant finish.

 

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