Popcorn Shrimp


Published: December 16, 2014

Healthy Eating

A lot of us have those days when we crave something battered and deep-fried. Rather than indulge now and pay the price later at the gym, try this alternative popcorn shrimp recipe. It is light and flavorful without the unnecessary grease and calories.

Serves: 1 | Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 7 minutes

Baked Popcorn Shrimp


  • 10 raw tiger shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley (optional)
  • 1 egg white
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • Oven safe tray


  1. Combine the breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese and parsley in a bowl. Preheat oven to 350F and line oven tray with aluminum foil.
  2. Set up a station with bowls of (a) shrimp (b) beaten egg whites and (c) breadcrumb mix
  3. Dip the shrimp one by one in egg white then toss them in the dry mix until they are completely coated
  4. Place shrimp on oven tray and lightly spray with olive oil cooking spray
  5. Place in oven for 4 minutes, then flip shrimp on the other side and bake for another 3 minutes.
  6. Serve warm to be eaten alone or with a low-fat dipping sauce


**Knorr cube may be used as an alternative to Cajun; Parmesan cheese can be substituted with your preferred cheese or not used at all; Parsley may also be substituted with other scented leaves e.g. basil**

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About Abby Soetan

Abby Soetan is a food lover and chef, passionate about promoting West African culture through cuisine. She is a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts and the blogger behind Tatashey. When she is not blogging or taking pictures, she enjoys writing short stories. Find her on Instagram @iamtatashey and visit her blog www.tatashey.com.

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