Thursday, May 21

Oven-Baked Mixed Seafood

Who loves seafood? I do! I love all types — mussels, shrimp, octopus, calamari, crab, scallops, you name it. This is a mix of mussels, shrimp, octopus, calamari, and small scallops. I bought it frozen at the farmers market and it is great. So easy to use. Just defrost, wash, season and cook. Although this dish looks fried, its not! It is oven-baked with panko bread crumbs. I also found panko at the market. It gives a crispier crunch than regular bread crumbs, so I highly recommend it for this seafood dish. These came out excellent, especially with a squeeze of lemon juice at the end to finish. Enjoy!

Oven-Baked Mixed Seafood
1 bag of frozen seafood, any type you like
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon ground garlic
salt 'n' peppa
1 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees
2 Defrost and wash seafood under water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
3 Season seafood very well with salt 'n' peppa and throw a handful into a prepared bowl with flour.
4 Use a spoon to fish (pun intended) out the floured seafood and dip into another prepared bowl with the lightly beaten eggs.
5 Take the egg'd seafood and dredge in prepared panko bread crumb bowl.
6 Spread seafood on aluminum foil, drizzle with olive oil and bake until golden. Mine took about 15 minutes.


unconfidentialcook said...

What a great idea! I'd try with fresh seafood though...

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to try this. Always looking for a healthy alternative to the fried seafood (but it's soooo tasty), and this recipe looks like just the ticket. Thanks!

Marta said...

Oh yeah! I'm loving this Zoe!!!! Great panko-crusting job!!!! this does indeed look so crispy and delicious!
I also love sea food... and anything oven-"fried", so this has my name written all over it :)

Rabbittrick said...

Wow. a lot better than frying =) I always take the lazy (fat) way out.