Lightly breaded and fried shrimp are tossed in marinara sauce and baked with a cheese crust. Surprisingly, this does not taste oily at all. Very good flavor, nice and light. Serve over angel hair pasta with a tossed salad on the side. The red pepper sauce pairs well with the shrimp, but you can use your favorite marinara.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
20 mins
35 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour oil into a pot and heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine paprika, salt, black pepper, oregano, thyme, marjoram, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne powder in a bowl. Mix 1 tablespoon of spice mixture with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a separate bowl. Mix remaining spices with flour in a third bowl.

  • Beat eggs and water together in a bowl.

  • Dip each shrimp in flour mixture, then in egg mixture, and then in bread crumbs and place on a plate.

  • Fry shrimp in hot oil until they float and turn golden brown, about 1 minute. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Pour tomato sauce into an 8-inch square casserole dish and top with fried shrimp, dipping them to coat with sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until cheese starts to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

1110 calories; protein 33.2g; carbohydrates 52g; fat 86g; cholesterol 243.6mg; sodium 1494.1mg. Full Nutrition