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Oven baked breaded butterfly shrimp. Tasty and much less calories than deep fried. | joeshealthymeals.com

Oven Baked Breaded Butterfly Shrimp

Perfect as an appetizer or as a main course.
Course Seafood
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 231kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 pound 16-20 size shrimp peeled, deveined and butterflied
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 lg. eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs crushed or put in a food processor to reduce the crumb size, skillet toasted if desired
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • cooking spray vegetable oil or olive oil


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Mix eggs and milk well in a bowl.
  • Put panko crumbs into a small food processor and pulse 6 or 7 times to reduce the size of the crumb. Alternatively, place crumbs in a gallon plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush the crumbs. 
  • Toast the crumbs in two batches if desired, then place in a bowl and mix in all the spices.
  • Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Place flour in a bowl and set up a breading station, first the flour, then the egg, then the panko crumbs.
  • Coat the shrimp on all sides with flour, tapping to remove the excess. Dip the shrimp in the egg mix to coat and let the excess drip off. Then coat the shrimp with the panko and spices mixture, then place on the baking sheet, cut side down and tail standing.
  • Continue with all the shrimp, leaving space between the shrimp on the sheet.
  • Spray the shrimp lightly with cooking spray then place in the oven for 12 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with cocktail sauce and/or fresh lemon juice.


To toast the crumbs, place half of them in a large skillet on the stove on medium heat. Keep an eye on the crumbs and toss occasionally until they start to color. Lower the heat some and use a spoon or other tool to stir the crumbs continually until toasted to your liking. Remove the crumbs immediately from the hot skillet. Repeat with the remaining crumbs.


Calories: 231kcal