Parmesan Shrimp
Parmesan Shrimp are marinated shrimp, rolled in panko breadcrumbs and Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese, and oven baked to crunchy perfection. They are a wonderful finger food for your next cocktail party, but you can also serve them as an appetizer or on a bed of salad greens as a light meal. Marinate the shrimp a few hours before you plan to serve them. Frozen shrimp work well for this recipe, buy them already shelled but with the tails attached for eating out of hand.

If shrimp are not an option, you can make this recipe using strips of boneless skinless chicken breast.
Servings Prep Time
21shrimp 2 1/2hours
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
21shrimp 2 1/2hours
Cook Time
  1. Defrost the shrimp according to package directions, and divide into three portions.
  2. Take 3 gallon-size zipper bags. In each bag, put 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon wine, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/3 teaspoon pepper. Add the crushed garlic to one bag, the lemon zest to another, and the hot sauce to the third. Add a portion of shrimp to each bag, massage each bag to evenly distribute the marinade, then refrigerate for about two hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425┬░ F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray (or spread with a thin film of olive oil).In a bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs and the Parmigiano Reggiano. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy.
  4. Drain the bags of shrimp and discard the marinades. One by one, dip the shrimp into the egg white, and then roll into the crumb mixture. Press down on the shrimp to make the crumbs adhere, then place on the oiled baking sheet. Repeat with all the shrimp.
  5. Spray the shrimp with olive oil spray, then bake in the hot oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown with crisp edges. Serve while hot.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.