Move over chicken parmesan there's a new boss in town: Shrimp Parmesan. If you love shrimp and you love the classic preparation of Parmesan, then meet your new bestie! This recipe will surely become a family favorite and staple in your house, trust me! Grab your fork and dig in!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
1 1/4 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
Set up the breading station: flour, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large ziplock bag, eggs and milk in a shallow dish, and breadcrumbs in another large ziplock bag. (*watch video for breading station step-by-step). Take about 1/3 of the prepare shrimp, place them in the flour ziplock bag, seal the bag, and shake the shrimp up until fully coated in the flour. Then place floured shrimp into the egg and milk dish and fully submerge them in the liquid. Next, place the egg washed shrimp into the breadcrumbs bag, seal the bag, and shake it up until the shrimp are fully coated in the breadcrumbs. Continue the breading steps, with 1/3 at a time of shrimp, until all the shrimp are fully coated.
In a cast-iron skillet or non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, until very hot. Add shrimp in batches, cooking for 2 minutes on both sides until golden brown. Continue with the rest of the shrimp until all have been cooked. In a large baking dish, add 1/4 cup tomato sauce to coat the bottom with. Place browned shrimp, in a single layer (its ok if some have to be stacked), in the dish. Top shrimp with the rest of the tomato sauce and thinly sliced mozzarella to completely cover the top of the shrimp. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.
Broil in the oven for about 8 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and browned in spots. Serve hot and with a side of extra tomato sauce, if needed and a bowl of spaghetti too!