As we all know during the holidays everyday life can get quite hectic. From cooking and baking, holiday events and festivities, holiday decorating, shopping, and wrapping presents anything I can do to make my life easier is always a huge help. It should not have to be complex when it comes to making appetizers because my time and efforts should be saved for the main courses and desserts.
I found these Gorton’s Frozen, Breaded Butterfly Shrimp at my local Target and whipped up these mini Shrimp Parmesan bites! They were a huge hit with the family and I surely will be making them more often! Perfect for a simple and tasty appetizer at my next holiday gathering or get together. Appetizers should not be complicated, these were made with just a few simple ingredients and took me less than 30 minutes to make.
The only ingredients I used were:
. Gorton’s Frozen Breaded Butterfly Shrimp.
. Tomato Sauce canned or jarred with no added sugar.
. Mozzarella Cheese deli slices which I find easier to work with instead of shredded mozzarella because it stays put.
I also used shredded Parmesan cheese & Italian seasoning for some extra flavor but totally optional.
It does not get much simpler than that!
Gorton’s Frozen Breaded Butterfly Shrimp are a great freezer staple and preserved for freshness for whenever I need them as well as customizable. They are not only good as an appetizer, but also great for a quick afterschool snack for the kids. I also like to sometimes incorporate them into a meal or just to munch on during family movie night.
Gorton’s shrimp are a good source of protein, rich in vitamins and minerals, non-GMO, and immunity boosting.
With a fresh taste and a quick cook time, Gorton’s shrimp is an easy way to incorporate more seafood into my diet.
18 Gorton’s Frozen, Breaded Butterfly Shrimp
1 cup tomato sauce (canned or jarred)
2 slices deli Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 425 F. Place the Gorton’s Frozen, Breaded Butterfly Shrimp at least one inch apart on a sheet pan. Bake in the oven for 18 – 20 minutes until the shrimp are lightly crispy and golden. Note: you can also air-fry the shrimp if preferred set to 400 for 10-12 minutes but I find it’s much easier to use the oven for this recipe. While the shrimp are cooking cut each slice of mozzarella into 4 squares then cut each square in half into small triangles. Once the shrimp are cooked remove from the oven and set the oven to broil. Top each shrimp with a teaspoon of tomato sauce. Sprinkle on some Italian seasoning and shredded parmesan if desired then top each prepared shrimp with a mozzarella triangle. Place the shrimp back into the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and starts to brown. Immediately remove from oven and serve immediately. Each 18 x 13 baking sheet makes approximately 16 Mini Shrimp Parmesans.