Crispy Breaded Shrimp
Lars Leicht, Central Market

(Central Market, shrimp )

Crispy Breaded Shrimp
Crispy Breaded Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings


2 lb jumbo shrimp, (tails left on)
Salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
6 TBSP olive oil (EVOO)
2 C home-made breadcrumbs, coarse (not chunky)
2 tsp chopped thyme
4 Tbsp Italian parsley, finely chopped
4 Tbsp grated Parmigiano Reggiano


  1. Preheat oven to 475°.
  2. Peel the shrimp leaving tails on.

  3. Slice the shrimp almost through so that they can sit with tail curving up.
  4. In a bowl, mix together salt, pepper garlic, and EVOO. Add shrimp and let sit for about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove shrimp from marinade.
  6. Mix the breadcrumbs in with 4 Tbsp of the marinade along with the thyme, parsley, and parmigiano. Roll the shrimp in the breadcrumb mixture being sure to coat the whole shrimp well.
  7. Place shrimp on an oiled baking dish, split side down and open side and tail up.
  8. Bake 8-10 minutes until golden brown and crunchy.
  9. Serve immediately.