garlicky baked shrimp
This past Friday, I stumbled upon two wonderful finds. First, I had the pleasure of meeting a delightful new mechanic named Don, who (as my friend who recommended him promised) gave my Honda some great TLC. And then while hanging out in his office, catching up on my latest issue of Real Simple, I stumbled across this recipe. Um…YUM!
Since the ingredient list and method did indeed seem “real simple”, and (as my friends would tell you) I’ll take any excuse I can to pull out the Panko, I decided to give it a try this weekend. And sure enough, it was absolutely delicious!
Somehow I realized that I accidentally bought the package of teeny tiny frozen shrimp, so I admit it didn’t quite look like the magazine photo. (I would definitely recommend using large or extra-large shrimp!) But shrimp is still shrimp, and the flavors came together perfectly! I especially loved the extra crunch of the Panko and squeeze of lemon! Best of all, though, the prep time took less than 10 minutes. Definitely an easy dish to wow your family or friends in a time crunch!
Yay for fun Friday discoveries! Will be revisiting both again very soon! :)
Garlicky Baked Shrimp
(Adapted from Real Simple)
- 1 lb. raw shrimp, deveined and peeled
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp. white wine
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) melted butter
- 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
- 2 Tbsp. fresh Italian-leaf parsley, chopped
- half of a lemon (optional)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine the shrimp, garlic, and white wine. Stir to combine, then pour into a baking dish. Spread out evenly, and then season with salt and pepper.
In another bowl, use a fork to mix melted butter, Panko, and parsley until well combined. With your fingers, sprinkle the mixture evenly in the baking dish over the shrimp.
Transfer dish to oven and bake until the shrimp are pink and opaque, about 15-18 minutes.
Next time I make this, I’d like to try a cilantro and lime juice combo (maybe using a little tequila instead of white wine). Think it could be fun!