Easy Half-Pop Shrimp

Sometimes I'm in the mood for something special, but I don't have a lot of time, ingredients, or energy. Usually this is because I've left dinner too late, and am so hungry I don't feel like cooking. On nights like these, I tend to throw together things in my cupboard and hope for the best. Tonight? Success!

These shrimp take all of 15-20 minutes (but, only 5 of which that you will spend actually doing anything) and are super tasty and flexible. I ate mine off the baking sheet, but they could definitely be dressed up, drizzled, or served on something green. They'd be nice and punchy on a salad, or would make a nice crunchy-chewy topping to a simple pasta.

You'll need:

Panko crumbs
Shrimp, tails removed (this is most of your 5 minutes). I did 30 medium sized.
1/2 - 1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp whole wheat flower
A few good cracks of black pepper
1-2 tsp minced garlic
(chili flakes or other seasonings optional)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Put shrimp in a bowl big enough to do some moderate mixing in.
Drizzle with olive oil. Stir in garlic and distribute as evenly as possible.
Sprinkle mix with flour and stir
Crack your pepper over the mix. If you want chili flakes or other seasonings for extra kick, go for it now.
Toss in enough Panko crumbs to more or less coat your shrimp to your liking (this works best if you use less rather than more - enough for a little crunch here and there).
Shake out onto a cookie or baking sheet.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking periodically to make sure they're the way you want. They should smell delicious.
Eat and enjoy!!


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