Sunday, January 11, 2009

Baked Shrimp

Just like the title of the recipe says--this is easy baked shrimp! We were grilling last night (yes, still a little cold for that!) and had some people over so I popped this in the oven while the meat was on the grill. Simple ingredients (use regular paprika, dried dill, regular bread crumbs if you don't have what it calls for). Here is the original recipe. It's something that everyone liked--Enjoy!
Easy Baked Shrimp

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
2 Tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 pound peeled fresh or frozen thawed shrimp, tails on optional
2 Tablespoons fresh dill weed, leaves stripped from stem
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (red pepper), or to taste
1 cup panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1/8 cup chopped chives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:Preheat oven to 450 F (425 F for glass).
Line a shallow baking dish with nonstick foil or spray a glass baking dish with vegetable oil. Measure olive oil, orange juice, soy sauce, and honey.
Squish to combine and add shrimp.
Toss to coat shrimp. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
Combine dill weed, cayenne pepper, panko, and kosher salt until well-blended.
Remove shrimp from marinade with a slotted spoon and place in baking dish along with 1/2 cup of the marinade. Spread shrimp into a single layer.
Sprinkle evenly with the seasoned panko mix, then top with grated Parmesan cheese. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Bake shrimp 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned.

Yield: 4 servings