Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Garlicky Cheesy Baked Shrimp

Garlicky cheesy Shrimp
This recipe is good when you have a bag of frozen shrimp that you need to use and don't want to make another batch of shrimp scampi (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Ingredients

2 pound peeled and deveined medium or large shrimp (about 30)
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons white wine
kosher salt and black pepper
1/3 cup softened butter
1/4 cup panko* bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/4 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese

Raw Shrimp

Directions
Heat oven to 425ยบ F. In a baking dish, combine the shrimp, garlic, white wine, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
In a small bowl, combine the butter, bread crumbs, and parsley.
Sprinkle over the shrimp and bake until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 15 to 18 minutes.

Garlicky cheesy Shrimp

Plate and serve!

*What is Panko?

Panko is the Japanese word for bread crumbs used as a breading, and can be used a filler in things like crab cakes.  The biggest difference is that panko is a coarse grind which makes them more like flakes than crumbs and they are made from bread without crusts.

Stay hungry my friend!