Emeril's Shrimp Parmigiana

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

Recipe: #36667

March 21, 2021


"The succulence of the shrimp is unmatched in this dish. A perfect balance between flavors and textures, it's hard to imagine anything better than Emeril’s Shrimp Parmigiana!"

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (496.6 g)
  • Calories 1618.6
  • Total Fat - 93.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 20.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 456.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1565.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 148.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.8 g
  • Sugars - 50.3 g
  • Protein - 48 g
  • Calcium - 578.1 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a shallow bowl combine the flour with salt, paprika, garlic powder, dried oregano, and black pepper.

Step 2

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with the water.

Step 3

In another bowl, combine the bread crumbs with the Parmigiana.

Step 4

In a medium pot add vegetable oil and heat the oil to 360 degrees F. Use a thermometer to gauge the temperature.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to broil and cook pasta according to package directions, al dente.

Step 6

Meanwhile, one at a time, dredge the shrimp first in the flour, then in the egg wash, and then in the bread crumbs, tossing to coat evenly and shaking to remove any excess. Place on a plate until ready to cook.

Step 7

Add the shrimp in batches to the hot oil, turning occasionally, and cook until golden brown and the shrimp float to the top, about 2 minutes. Then remove the shrimp with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Step 8

Transfer the shrimp to a baking dish. Spoon 1 3/4 cups of the marinara sauce over the shrimp and sprinkle the mozzarella over the top.

Step 9

Place in the oven and broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes.

Step 10

Meanwhile, toss the prepared spaghetti with the remaining marinara sauce.

To serve

Step 11

Spoon the spaghetti into a large serving bowl and using a spatula, transfer the shrimp to the top.

Step 12

Garnish with chopped parsley and serve immediately


No special items needed.

2 Reviews

Wayne Peters

If you're in the mood for something indulgent, shrimp parmigiana is a great option. This dish from Emeril Lagasse is top-notch, with plump, juicy shrimp smothered in a rich tomato sauce and topped with gooey melted cheese. It's definitely hearty enough to be a main course, but it's also delicious served as a side dish. One thing to note: this recipe does call for the shrimp to be deep fried. But trust me, it's worth it. The end result is a mouthwatering dish that's sure to please even the most discerning palate. So if you're looking for an easy yet impressive recipe to add to your repertoire, be sure to give shrimp parmigiana a try. You won't regret it!


review by:
(16 Aug 2022)


Just perfect and such a treat. From the succulence of the shrimp to the cheese and sauce, it was such a delicious way to enjoy shrimp. Alongside some fresh cooked pasta, oh yeah, it was So Good! Thank you, Dee, for sharing. Made it for FYC.


review by:
(18 Oct 2021)

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