Healthy Baked Shrimp

I love this baked shrimp recipe because it doesn’t require defrosting the shrimp prior to baking. I always have frozen shrimp on hand, but I’m not very good at remembering to defrost them. This simple recipe dresses the shrimp with a tasty mixture of butter, Parmesan and seasonings. Baked to perfection, and ready in just ten minutes, shrimp are a super healthy fast food!

baked-shrimp

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 lb. large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined, frozen

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Briefly rinse the frozen shrimp in order to separate them. Lay on paper towels to dry, then arrange the shrimp on a large baking sheet.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together the butter, kosher salt, garlic powder, red pepper and Parmesan. Using a small teaspoon, spoon a little of the mixture on top of each shrimp.
  4. Bake until shrimp are pink and opaque, 10-15 minutes. Transfer the baked shrimp to a serving platter and spoon the pan juices on top.

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories: 305; Fat: 16g; Saturated fat: 9g; Carbohydrates: 1g; Sugar: 0g;Sodium: 706mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 36g

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