Almond-Crusted Shrimp

Total Time
15mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
5 mins

Very different and very easy and elegant too! Not to mention yummy!! Please note: this is an adopted recipe and I hope to make it soonest. If you make it before I do, I would appreciate feedback, Thanks ! ZWT REGION: Australia

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 12 cup ground almonds (pulse almonds in food processor until coarsely ground)
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or 12 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 12 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb shrimp, shells, tails and veins removed
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil, divided use
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Stir together almonds, flour, parsley, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper.
  2. Dip each shrimp into egg white, then into almond mixture; lay on baking sheet or platter until ready to cook.
  3. Preheat 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium heat; cook shrimp in skillet in batches, cooking 3 to 4 minutes until golden.
  4. Use remaining oil as necessary.
  5. Serve immediately, accompanied by lemon wedges, if desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

I substituted almond flour for the crushed almonds and coconut flour for the regular flour. I also used a regular large egg instead of the egg white. It came out a little bit on the Caribbean side which is what I was looking for. I served these with a side of broccoli in butter and lemon sauce with real bacon pieces. Turned out lovely. My husband even enjoyed it and he hates shrimp! Thanks for the idea!!

5 5

These got a really nice crunch from the almonds. I didn't have enough almond/flour and egg white to coat all of my shrimp so I just pan fried the extras. This would go really well with a marmalade dipping sauce. I served it with Mexican rice and beans and it was a nice combination as well. Thank you Kiwi -You picked a winner!