These tasty oven baked Parmesan Garlic Shrimp are delightfully juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. This simple shrimp dish has a crunchy garlic Parmesan coating and is paired nicely with a garlic avocado ranch for dipping. (Don’t miss the gluten free notes for this recipe.)
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I’m getting a little sad that Olympics are almost over. Winter Olympics are my favorite and once it’s over, I have to wait another four years until the next ones. I love winter sports and that was actually the only sports I participated in.
Winter was always my favorite time of the year. No snow or cold scared me. To me, once the snow fall and cold temperatures started, that just meant that I get to ice skate, go skiing, and sledding, and jumping into huge snow piles. (Jumping into snow piles should totally be a sport.) In the summer, we just spent our days at the lake, which was fun too, but there was a lot more fun stuff to do in the winter. On the days when it was too cold for school to be open, the crazy kids that we were, we spent our days playing outside anyway.
Figure skating and skiing are my favorite sports to watch at the Olympics now and it’s probably because I can relate to those sports the closest. Not that I could EVER do what these brilliant athletes do but I sure tried. I tried so hard, I broke three pairs of skis per season. I had much more luck with figure skating. Luckily, there was a ice rink right next to our apartment building and I could go there any time. I practically spent all day on skates. It’s the biggest part of what I miss about living up north.
Now, I just watch winter sports on TV and sadly look outside on the hot weather and green grass all around.
But, there is a silver lining in living here, in Florida. I have all the fresh seafood I want!
While I’m watching my favorite winter Olympics sports, I can snack on as much of my favorite fresh shrimp as I want. Although, I can’t seem to stay up long enough to watch the events so I record them and watch the next morning. (Life with a new baby, I can’t keep my eyes open past 10 pm.)
I can quickly whip up a nice patch of crispy Parmesan Garlic Shrimp with a side of much-easier-than-you-think garlic Parmesan ranch and enjoy some figure skating.
- 1 lb raw shrimp
- 2 eggs
- 2 cloves of garlic pressed
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup dry Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup Panko
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp dry basil
- 1/2 cup your favorite ranch dressing
- 1 large garlic clove pressed
- 2 tbsp dry Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 and lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Prepare three shallow but wide bowls for coating the shrimp.
- In one bowl, combine eggs, pressed garlic, and salt. Whisk well.
- In another bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, and salt. Mix until evenly incorporated.
- In the third bowl, combine Panko, dry Parmesan cheese, dry basil, garlic powder, and salt. Mix until evenly incorporated.
- Rinse shelled shrimp (you can leave tails on) and pat them dry with a paper towel. Batter each shrimp by first dredging it in flour mixture, then dipping it into egg mixture, and last, rolling it in Panko mixture. Press coating onto the shrimp gently and lay it on the prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with all the shrimp. (If using small shrimp, you can save time by coating a few at a time.)
- Bake for 7-9 minutes. (Please note that jumbo shrimp might take a couple more minutes.)
- For dipping sauce, simply mix ranch, pressed garlic, and dry Parmesan cheese together.
YES! These crispy shrimp can be gluten free. Substitute gluten free flour instead of regular flour and make sure your dry Parmesan is gluten free. Instead of Panko, use gluten free bread crumbs. Gluten free bread crumbs actually resemble Panko very closely.
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