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Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce

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Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce – If you are a fan of Red Lobster’s Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!

Baked Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce | www.diethood.com | If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!



Well HELLO there! Happy FAT Tuesday, you guys!

I WISH I was in N’Awlins right about now, sporting multi-colored beads and sippin’ on some delicious and smoky bourbon. Wouldn’t that be nice?!

Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce | www.diethood.com | If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!

Instead, I have Bourbon Balls (btw, they’re SO GOOD!) to keep me occupied while staring at a stash of beads that I got at Mardi Gras many moons ago.
Don’t worry, I didn’t flash a thing(s) to get them beads. But I did knock out the three girls in front of me, the ones that were flashing their “twins”, and I practically stole the beads that were meant for them…

Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce | www.diethood.com | If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!

I just read what I wrote right above and I sound like a bully.
But I needed a souvenir and I wasn’t willing to “work” for it, know whaddamean?

Also? In order to heal my New Awlins nostalgia woes, I made us shrimp. Naturally.

Baked Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce | www.diethood.com | If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!

Also, also?? This was somewhat of an excuse to use up a pound of shrimp. I always buy too much – I make Lemon Shrimp Spinach Spaghetti more often than I care to admit – but a little at-home-Red-Lobster seriously hit the spot.

These shrimp, coated in spicy batter with panko crumbs, become insanely delicious and super crunchy, you’ll want to make a meal out of ’em. Dip ’em in Garlic Sauce and you’ll want to marry ’em!

Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce | www.diethood.com | If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!

Oh wait… you might be one of those people who think they don’t like shrimp. (!!!!)  I’m here to tell you that once you make THIS, you won’t want to stop eating it.

Now let’s carry on.

ENJOY!

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Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
If you are a fan of Red Lobster's Batter Fried Shrimp, then you are going to LOVE this healthier, homemade version in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried and they taste amazing!
Servings: 4
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Katerina
Ingredients
FOR THE SHRIMP
  • 1/4- cup olive oil
  • 1 bag (12-ounces) Large Shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
  • 1/2- cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt , divided
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • chopped fresh parsley , for garnish
FOR THE GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ? teaspoon salt
Instructions
FOR THE SHRIMP
  1. Preheat oven to 475F.
  2. Pour olive oil in a rimmed baking sheet/pan and spread around to cover the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
  3. In a bowl, combine flour and 1 teaspoon salt; mix to combine.
  4. Pour the egg whites in a separate bowl and beat lightly.
  5. In a third bowl, combine panko crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt and cayenne pepper; mix until well incorporated.
  6. Roll shrimp in flour, one by one, shaking off excess.
  7. Dip in egg whites and then roll in bread crumbs.
  8. Transfer shrimp to previously prepared pan and evenly spray each shrimp with cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 7 minutes; turn over and continue to bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Arrange on serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley.
FOR THE GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE
  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. When completely melted, remove from heat and let stand about 20 seconds.
  3. Pick up the saucepan and tilt it towards you; using a spoon, remove the foamy layer on top and discard foam.
  4. Whisk in garlic powder and salt.
  5. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  6. Serve with the prepared shrimp.
Recipe Notes

Serve as appetizer or a meal with a side of broccoli, pasta rice, and/or a salad.br]

Adapted from [My Recipes

WW SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition Facts
Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 1300mg 54%
Potassium 88mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 8.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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13 Responses
  1. Larry

    Is the oven really supposed to be set at 475 deg.? I am wondering since the smoking point of olive oil is below that and shrimp cook fast so this seems to me to be a bit high. I really want try this recipe but wanted to verify this first.

  2. Bianca

    I don’t have any panko on hand, and haven’t had great experiences substituting breadcrumbs when doing oven fried foods. Is there a great substitution that you can recommend. Will ground oats be ok?

  3. Ron

    I used to work at Red Lobster when I was younger,you hit it just right.What I do is replace cayenne with whatever spices I have on hand such as Lemon Pepper,Cajun,Tex Mex,etc.

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