Jumbo Shrimp Parmesan

Jumbo Shrimp Parmesan


12 jumbo shrimp (10 to 12 per lb.)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove minced garlic
salt and pepper
1/2 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 medium lemon, cut in wedges

Preheat oven to 475F. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact.
Mix together olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper in a bowl. Add
shrimp and toss lightly to coat. Refrigerate 30 minutes to an hour.
In shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Place each
shrimp in bread crumb mixture and turn them to lightly coat both

Arrange shrimp so that they aren’t touching each other in an
ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Drizzle with melted butter. Place pan on the
center rack of oven and bake for 10 minutes or until done. Serve
immediately with lemon wedges.

B-man :smiley:

Hey ya B-man…gotta question for you…I know what tiger shrimp are, I use them in most my shrimp dishes…and popcorn shrimp are the tiny guys…my question is what’s the difference between large and jumbo shrimp and is prawn just another name/word for shrimp? I guess that’s two. 8)

Hey there Noel !

Your questions regarding shrimp and prawn are actually very good questions, indeed. The terms used to describe shrimp size—small, medium, large, jumbo, colossal—mean different things in different locations, and the jargon has no industry regulations. The more universal technique measures shrimp by the count, or number. If the shrimp are “16–20s,” that means there are 16 to 20 shrimp per pound, regardless of the label’s large, extra-large, or jumbo designation.

Hundreds of shrimp species swim in the seas, and some have minute differences we would never notice on our plates. The greatest variation may exist between the broad categories of warm-water, cold-water, and freshwater shrimp. Warm-water shrimp grow larger, but tend to taste less sweet than their cold-water cousins. Freshwater shrimp are usually farm-raised and prized for their size. Regardless of raw shrimp’s color, which can range from white to yellow to brown to striped, all shrimp turn pink when cooked.

Once again, the words “Jumbo, Large, Medium, Extra-Large” have no real meaning when one buys shrimp. These words are used in the retail trade and there is no standard to apply these names to a definite size of a shrimp.

When shrimp are sold commercially, the sizing is done by counts. A count is the number of shrimp in a pound (USA). If the country uses the metric system, it would be number per kilo. In the US, the common sizes would be 10/15 count, 15/20 count, 21/25 count, 26/30 count and 31/35 count. When the size gets smaller than 40 per pound, the counts will jump from a difference of 5 per pound to 10 shrimp per pound.

There are shrimp larger than 10/15 count and these would be graded accordingly. By law, there is a difference between shrimp and prawns. Prawns are from fresh water and shrimp are from salt water.


While some believe the term “shrimp” refers to the salt water crustacean, while “prawn” covers the fresh water version, in truth, prawns migrate, like salmon, from salt water to fresh water. Technically prawns are a different species than shrimp (with narrower bodies and longer legs), but the term is used loosely to describe any large shrimp as well.

And there you have it Shrimp and Prawn 101. :wink:


B-man :smiley:

Thanks so much B-man for your quick responce…and the lesson in Shrimp sizing, I printed it out and will add it to my recipe book…more questions…On a personal note. Are you an actual Chef or do you just really love to cook…I understand ranking here has to do with the number of posts we make and I’m already beyond recipe buddie… :smiley: but I just wonder after looking at so many of your posts (you have 1,875 posts to date!) you sound like a pro-chef…and if you don’t mind saying…what’s your real name? You could pm me if you’d rather. Thanks again B-man

Hi again Noel…Just visited your website…WELL DONE!!! Impressive and classy. We are actually very close in age and I will say " rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens…" has to be an all time favorite of mine. I think Julie Andrews is probably the only one that can sing that song…give it meaning and memory…A true Classic! I’ll PM you shortly.

B-man :smiley: :wink: [/b][/i]