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Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce

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!

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!

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?!

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 | 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!

Batter "Fried" Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce

Katerina | Diethood
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!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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
  • Preheat oven to 475F.
  • 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 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 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Arrange on serving plate and garnish with fresh parsley.
FOR THE GARLIC DIPPING SAUCE
  • 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 garlic powder and salt.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve with the prepared shrimp.

Notes

Serve as appetizer or a meal with a side of broccoli, pasta rice, and/or a salad.br]
Adapted from [My Recipes
 

Nutrition

Calories: 252 kcal | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Protein: 6 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 4 mg | Sodium: 1312 mg | Potassium: 88 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 104 IU | Calcium: 27 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 23 g

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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked shrimp recipe, easy shrimp recipe, healthy shrimp recipe, red lobster shrimp recipe
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12 comments on “Baked Batter “Fried” Shrimp with Garlic Dipping Sauce”

  1. 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. 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?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Bianca! Yes, I think ground oats would be great, but I would just make sure to season them well.

  3. 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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    amanda @ fake ginger

    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!

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    Cookbook Queen

    I’m not much of a seafood person, but this looks SO SO GOOD!! Definitely pinning to my dinner board to try later 🙂

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