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Crispy Shrimp with Tartar Sauce and Red-Cabbage Slaw


Breaded foods, like this crispy shrimp, don't have to be fried -- baking can yield results that are just as crispy (with less fat), especially when you use flaky panko instead of breadcrumbs.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2007


  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 large eggs
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound medium peeled and deveined shrimp, tails on
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 lemons
  • Tartar sauce, homemade (see instructions below) or store-bought, for serving
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 large red cabbage (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 medium red onion


In the Morning

  1. Prep the breading: brush a large rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon oil; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine panko and paprika. In another medium bowl, whisk eggs together with salt and pepper.

  2. Bread shrimp: In a medium bowl, combine shrimp and flour; toss well to coat. Working with 3 or 4 shrimp at a time, shake off excess flour, coat with egg, dredge in panko mixture, and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate.

  3. Make tartar sauce (optional): Combine 1/2 cup light mayonnaise, 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons chopped dill pickles, and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley. Season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Makes 2/3 cup.

At Dinnertime

  1. Cook shrimp: Preheat oven to 475 degrees. With a pastry brush, gently dab shrimp with 2 tablespoons oil. Bake until golden and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes; season with salt.

  2. Make slaw: While shrimp are baking, squeeze 1 lemon into a medium bowl; whisk in mustard and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Core and thinly slice cabbage (you should have about 5 cups), and thinly slice onion; add to dressing. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.

  3. Serve: Cut remaining lemon into wedges. Serve shrimp with cabbage slaw, tartar sauce, and lemon.

Reviews Add a comment

  • MS10593083
    25 NOV, 2014
    The shrimp was fantastic...for not being deep-fried, it was very crispy, and the breading adhered to it without any problem, even with turning it in the oven. In addition to the paprika I added an equal amount of Old Bay seasoning and half the amount of garlic powder. I didn't even try the slaw...slaw needs a balance of sweet and acidic, this seems way to acidic.
  • MS12480266
    22 MAY, 2012
    The slaw is awful. Much to tart and diet-like. Substitute with another salad or vegetable of your choice. The shrimp were GREAT. Will defintely continue to make my shrimp using this method.
  • poweredbytofu
    31 MAY, 2009
    And by "beading" do you mean bedding or breading? ;)