This easy shrimp recipe for Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce is a healthy version of Red Lobster’s Batter Fried Shrimp. You’re going to LOVE this homemade “fried” shrimp in which the shrimp are baked instead of fried. They taste amazing!
AN EASY & HEALTHY SHRIMP RECIPE
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?!
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…
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.
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!
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.
Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 12 ounces raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined with tail on
- ½ cup flour
- 2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 2 egg whites
- 1 cup panko crumbs
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- olive oil cooking spray
- chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 475˚F.
- Pour olive oil in a rimmed baking sheet/pan and spread around to cover the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
- In a bowl, combine flour and 1 teaspoon salt; mix to combine.
- Pour the egg whites in a separate bowl and beat them lightly.
- In a third bowl combine panko crumbs, 1 teaspoon salt, and cayenne pepper; mix until well incorporated.
- Roll shrimp in flour, one by one, shaking off excess.
- Dip in egg whites and then roll in bread crumbs.
- Transfer shrimp to previously prepared pan and evenly spray each shrimp with cooking spray.
- Bake for 7 minutes; turn over and continue to bake for 5 to 6 more minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven.
- Arrange on serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley.
- Melt butter in a saucepan.
- When completely melted, remove from heat and let stand about 20 seconds.
- Pick up the saucepan and tilt it towards you; using a spoon, remove the foamy layer on top and discard foam.
- Whisk in the garlic powder and salt.
- Transfer to a serving bowl.
- Serve with the prepared shrimp.
Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.
12 comments on “Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce”
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.
Is this raw or precooked shrimp?
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?
Hi Bianca! Yes, I think ground oats would be great, but I would just make sure to season them well.
Will do thank you.
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.
I’ve never been to Red Lobster but I love shrimp and these look perfect!
Holy moly, these shrimp are pure perfection!
Yuuuum! I’m hoping that shrimp will be easier to find (and cheaper!) when we move to Texas so I can start working on the list of shrimp recipes I’ve kept since we moved to Colorado. This is going on that list!
Oh if I had this for dinner I would be one happy lady.
That does not look baked!! Wow, I need to get me some of that!
I’m not much of a seafood person, but this looks SO SO GOOD!! Definitely pinning to my dinner board to try later 🙂