Recipe: Baked garlic Parmesan shrimp

Baked garlic parmesan shrimpAs Spencer and I become committed to better eating, I’m desperately searching for full-flavor recipes that deliver the goods without as much fat.

This Weight Watchers recipe about knocked our socks off — especially after a few weeks of relatively hum-drum eating. That’s my fault; as I’m learning the ropes of healthier eating, I tend to stick to “safe” foods (like lean turkey, apples, grilled chicken) before venturing into unknown territory.

This shrimp dish was ready in about 35 minutes, start to finish, and set my tastebuds a’ tinglin’ — in a good way! Plus: cheese. This recipe has delicious cheese on it. Felt like a real treat! And to balance out the “treat” aspect, we served it with a salad and light balsamic dressing.

Baked garlic Parmesan shrimp

Adapted from the Weight Watchers community

1 pound (16 oz.) frozen shrimp, thawed (or fresh, uncooked)
4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup white wine
2 tbsp regular butter, softened
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tbsp fresh parsley
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup(s) grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 425 F. In a baking dish, combine the shrimp, garlic, white wine, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs, butter and parsley. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the shrimp, followed by the grated Parmesan. Cook 15-18 minutes until shrimp are opaque. Serve immediately. Serves 4 (or two hungry people!).

15 thoughts on “Recipe: Baked garlic Parmesan shrimp

    • I don’t see why not! Just skip the butter and breadcrumbs (the wine will keep things moist while baking, I’m sure). Sounds quite delicious — and shaves off a few more calories!


  1. Perhaps I will make this tonight. Just need the white wine and oh hey, my husband works at a wine shop. How convenient.


  2. So I JUST finished eating this and oh my God, so so good. Even my hubby gave it two thumbs up and he’s not a huge fan of shrimp…or really anything that swims in water. Plus, it was very simple and quick to throw together…the longest part was cleaning the shrimp.


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