Parmesan Crusted Shrimp is to easy to make, impressive in presentation, and delicious. For the best presentation, be sure maintain the tail of the shrimp. This shrimp recipe, or a variation of it, is often served in bigger restaurant chains such as Red Lobster or Olive Garden.
Serve this up with a nice shrimp sauce, fries, and a salad. Don’t forget to add a bottle of your favorite wine. I would suggest a nice Italian white wine. You also may consider serving Parmesan crusted shrimp as an appetizer to your favorite main dish. Whatever the occasion, let your imagination run wild with the appetizer. Your family, dinner guests and friends will love it, and they will certainly be asking for seconds.
- 5-7 large size shrimp, shelled and deveined (reserve the tail)
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp. butter
- Devein and peel shrimp, but leave tail on. Set aside.
- Combine flour, pepper and salt in a mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine egg and garlic powder. In a third bowl, add bread crumbs.
- Dredge each shrimp into the bowl of flour making sure shrimp is evenly coated. Next, dip them into the beaten eggs. Lastly, generously coat each shrimp with the breadcrumbs. Set aside.
- Add olive oil and butter in a preheated pan. Fry shrimp over medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes or until they turn pink in color. Set aside in a baking dish. Do not over cook otherwise shrimp will become rubbery.
- Sprinkle a generous amount of Parmesan cheese on top off the shrimp. Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 5 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce. A standard shrimp sauce you can purchase in grocery stores will suffice.