This Panko-crusted Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is really two recipes in one. In an easier version, you can omit the panko breadcrumb topping and just make scampi-like shrimp which even takes less time, about 12-15 minutes total. This version produces some juices when cooked that can be poured over rice with the shrimp. Good. The version in this recipe adds a buttery, crunchy Panko topping to the shrimp with some lemon zest and parsley that give the dish that extra zing and texture. Really good.
I use both versions regularly and serve them with a vegetable pasta or rice. This easy shrimp dish can be served as a main dish or appetizer. Lemon, garlic, butter and only 22 minutes to make – how good is that.
Add 2 tablespoons of rinsed capers to the Panko breadcrumb topping. Excellent.