Skinny Baked Popcorn Shrimp

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to popcorn shrimp, you’ve found it. Try this skinny baked popcorn...
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If you are looking for a healthy alternative to popcorn shrimp, you’ve found it. Try this skinny baked popcorn shrimp recipe courtesy of The National Shrimp Council.

Ingredients

  • 1  Cup  panko breadcrumbs
  • 3  Tablespoons  Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2  Tablespoons  Old Bay or other Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1  Pound  raw medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • egg white, whisked
  • Cooking spray
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

In a medium bowl, whisk together Panko, parmesan, old bay, salt and pepper until combined.

Set up your dipping station with bowls of (1) shrimp (2) egg whites and (3) breading.  Working one at a time, dip a piece of shrimp in the egg whites until it is covered.  Then transfer to the breadcrumb mixture and toss until combined.  Gently place on the prepared baking sheet.  Repeat with remaining shrimp, then generously coat all of the shrimp with a layer of cooking spray.  (This will help the breading turn golden.)

Bake for 3 minutes, then flip shrimp and bake for another 3 minutes until cooked through.  Serve warm with cocktail or ranch sauce for dipping.

 

Corn Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Corn Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.