Friday, March 9, 2012

Lemony Shrimp and Broccoli

I always have shrimp in my freezer. I buy the big bag of them from Costco and keep them there for days I just don't feel like cooking. After making spicy baked shrimp I became aware of the beauty that is oven baked shrimp. It's seriously the easiest method of preparation and results in delicious dinners in about 12 minutes...which is amazing if you ask me. I had seen a meal similar to this on Weight Watchers website and decided to go for it. I made it up as I went along but based it off my memory of the original. It was really tasty! I used frozen broccoli that I defrosted but you can certainly use freshly steamed broccoli.

Source: Stephanie Cooks Original, inspired by Weight Watchers

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper (to taste)
1/2 pound shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined
2 cups broccoli, cooked (or defrosted if using frozen)
2 tbsp panko*
1 tbsp butter, melted*

1- Combine the first 5 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
2- Preheat the oven to 350.
3- In a baking dish layer the broccoli and shrimp. Pour the marinade over top.
4- Top with the panko. Pour the melted butter over top. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked through.

Panko- check your brand, some have dairy
Butter- use 1 tbsp melted butter substitute (I used Smart Balance Light- the original is not dairy free but the light is)


  1. I'm allergic to dairy, so I'm thrilled to see all these new recipes! Keep it up!