Aug 25, 2011

Healthy Breaded Shrimp



Delicious and healthy breaded shrimp, without the added fat. Jumbo shrimp, coated with seasoned breadcrumbs, panko and grated cheese, then baked until golden.

Serve this with lemon wedges and you will have one happy family. You may want to make extra, because these shrimp disappear quickly!

I had a lot of extra crumbs left after I breaded them, so I double dipped the shrimp into the egg and breadcrumbs until I used them all up which gave the shrimp extra coating.


Healthy Breaded Shrimp
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 4 • Serving Size: 1/4th • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 3 pts 
Calories: 134.6 • Fat: 2.1 g • Protein: 18.2 g • Carb: 9.5 g • Fiber: 0.6 g • Sugar: 0.8 g Sodium: 424.4 mg (without salt) 


Ingredients:

  • 16 oz jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (weight after peeling 12.5 oz)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute (egg beaters)
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp panko
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • Cooking spray (I used my Smart Balance)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450°. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.

Put the egg beaters in one bowl, and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Wash and dry the shrimp. Season shrimp with salt and pepper, then put a few at a time in the bowl with the egg beaters to coat.

Put a few pieces of shrimp at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then on a baking sheet. Once all the shrimp is breaded, if you still have crumbs left, re-dip the shrimp back into the egg beaters and then back into crumbs and back onto the baking sheet.

Spray the top of the shrimp generously with baking spray then bake in the middle rack for about 6-7 minutes. Turn shrimp over then cook another 3 minutes or until cooked though. Remove from oven and serve right away with lemon wedges.

53 comments :

  1. Sounds delicious. I bet this would be tasty with the garlic aioli sauce that goes with your fries!

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  2. Would an egg white, or whole egg be an ok substitute for egg beaters?
    this looks SO AMAZING! thanks for posting!

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  3. Gina - I love fried shrimp. Absolutely love them. Always want them when I see them on a menu and almost never, ever, ever get to have them (sometimes steal one of my husband's if he gets them) because of the frying/fat part. Maybe once every three years or so buy some frozen and oven "fry" them. I can't wait to try these although i will make them with smaller shrimp so it seems like I get more. Thank you for thinking this one up. Deborah
    P.S. I'm thinking you need to work on eggs Benedict next. :)

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  4. Looks great!!! Some cocktail sauce with this would be awesome!

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  5. Gina, I discovered your site last week and I already made three recipes from it with great success. Meatless cupcakes were an amazing hit with my fiance and a friend. I also made garlic biscuits (albeit, I made my own "bisquick" mix) and I also made breaded chicken stuffed with cheese and broccoli - I used thigh meat instead of breast meat. I just wanted to say thank you for your recipes. It's quite rare that I find an author whose taste is close to mine and whose recipes I do not have to adapt to my eating habits. I'm planning on making this shrimp tonight!

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  6. I absolutely love shrimp and I've been getting tired of chicken lately. Anyway to turn this into coconut shrimp?

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  7. Rats! I have used the last of the shrimp in my freezer! Time to go for more so I can make these!

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  8. Gina - I found your web site by googling weight watcher blogs. I am so glad I found it !!! any chance of putting together a cookbook with all your fantastic recipes and pictures? i would definitely put in a pre-order for one (or even two !!!).

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  9. what would you serve with this as a side??

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  10. Katie- yes that would!

    Amber- you could use egg whites, same thing.

    Deborah- good idea!

    Coconut shrimp, I'll have to do that next!

    Anon- no cookbook yet, hoping soon though :)

    Jen- You can have this with a side of pasta, or keep it lighter and have a big salad.

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  11. Gina, thanks for lightening up an often heavy meal. Would love this shrimp for dinner tonight.

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  12. I'm making this tonight! My daughter has discovered she likes shrimp (and she's a picky eater), so it's perfect. I'll let you know what she thinks!

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  13. It was a hit! Delicious! Just like eating fried shrimp without all the fat! I think I'm going to try the sesame chicken tenders next.

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  14. This was fabulous, Gina. We like shrimp, but it can be kind of bland without something added. This was perfect. I dipped it in ketchup (no cocktail sauce around), and just loved it! This is my favorite shrimp dish we've tried of yours - my husband's favorite, too! Thanks again! You constantly amaze me. I was SO happy to see this as I wanted a treat for the weekend!

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    1. Add Worcestershire and horseradish to ketchup for homemade cocktail :) do it all the time!

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    2. Add some Old Bay Seasoning!

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  15. Oh, I wanted to mention that I used medium shrimp (not jumbo), so we used all the breading and almost ran out. It was just right.

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  16. GenEvieve, hurray!

    Angela, jumbo is more money but it's quicker to bread, and requires less crumbs. So glad you both liked them!

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  17. Gina, I'm having a hard time finding whole wheat Italian bread crumbs. Do you know where I can find them?

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  18. Awesome...this is going on my dinner list this week! @cschelldorf...if you have a Wegman's you can get the breadcrumbs there. If you only find plain whole wheat breadcrumbs, you can add Italian spices to it. Can't wait to make this!

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  19. I buy them in the supermarket but white crumbs would work for the same points.

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  20. must. have. shrimp. tonight.

    thanks for the recipe! looks amazing!!!! NOM!

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  21. I made this last night and it was divine! I just want you to know I cook of off your website at least 4-5 times a week! Everything is amazing!! Thank you so much for your time!

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  22. Gina - I discovered your website by chance as it was recommended on one of the travel websites I visit. I am SOOOO glad I discovered your website. I started Weight Watchers in May and I am constantly looking for great recipes that my family will love. You are now my go to site. The flavors are wonderful and the creativity is blissful! I have cooked from your website 4 to 5 times a week for the past two weeks and can't wait to make this one. My kids and husband love it!

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  23. Yum Yum I'm making this today for lunch :)

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  24. I was craving some breaded baked shrimp yesterday as I was planning my weekly menu. I just knew you would have a great recipe, and checked your website first thing this morning before heading to the grocery. How funny that you just posted this great recipe... and I had all of the ingredients but the fresh shrimp. I made them tonight - so easy and quick and they turned out great! Thank you for another winning recipe!

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  25. Lisa- What travel site?

    Thanks Carly!

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  26. This looks so delicious! I must try soon!

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  27. I absolutely loved these! I also made the oven roasted potatoes and garlic aoili too

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  28. This was very yummy. My picky eaters: husband, two boys loved it! It's definitely a favorite in our family now. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  29. My mouth is watering. This looks so amazing!

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  30. Gina, are these uncooked shrimp?

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  31. These were fantastic! We all loved them, including the 3 year old and the 1 year old! Your recipes never disappoint!

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  32. This recipe was so easy and delicious. I served it with marinara sauce to dip. Thanks Gina!

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  33. How long do you think you would cook this for frozen precooked shrimp? If you didn't want to deal with raw, peeling etc ?

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  34. This was DELICIOUS and SO easy! Thanks :)

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  35. I made this Friday night and my husband said it was "Amazing". Thanks so much for bringing us weight watchers friendly meals that my family wont complain about!

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  36. Looks yummy but what is Panko and where do I find it?

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  37. Thanks for this recipe - I just made them tonight for dinner and they were a bit hit at my house :)

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  38. I'm allergic to eggs...any suggestions??

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  39. Instead of eggs, coat it with a little olive and lemon juice, then into the crumbs.

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  40. I just made this and had 16 oz shrimp (after cleaning) but had to use quite a bit more breadcrumb mixture...did I do something wrong? They were delicious but had a lot more points. haha (Chalked this one up to Weekly Points...no regrets!)

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  41. Could you do this with cooked shrimp? Any idea how long you would bake? I would imagine you could easily over bake.

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  42. I have cooked clean shrimp in freezer I was wondering the same thing....could we use cooked shrimp for this recipe? How would we adjust for that in the cooking?
    Thanks
    DEE

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  43. We have made this at least a dozen times in my house and we love this recipe Gina! LOVE. It's a great alternative to fried shrimp (something we used to eat often before we became healthier eaters) and I prefer this version over fried now! It's great on french bread with lettuce and pickles "dressed" like a poboy! :)


    Thanks for this one! I'm even listing this recipe in my meal plan monday post to share with others! :)

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  44. These are great - I love your shrimp recipes! I made these tonight and we dipped them in cocktail sauce and had caesar salad on the side (your skinny caesar dressing), it was a great light dinner. I loved fried shrimp as a kid, but won't eat them now, so these were a great treat, they're just as good as fried shrimp!

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  45. I made these for dinner tonight, and they were good! I wish I could've gotten them a little crispier, but I didn't want to overcook the shrimp. Will definately have these again.

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  46. Do you think you can apply this recipe to a white fish like tilapia or filet of sole?

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  47. I used the egg beater egg whites and I think the regular egg beaters would have helped the mixture stay on the shrimp better but it might have been just me. Other than that, the shrimp/breading mixture was great.

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  48. Looks delicious!!! Would love this shrimp for dinner tonight. Thanks
    http://www.neworleansbarandgrill.com/food/breaded-shrimp

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  49. Made this dish tonight- delicious! Another winner, thank you!

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