A Baked Shrimp Dish for the Holidays

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I really enjoy cooking around the holidays. The spices (cinnamon! cloves! nutmeg!) and warm foods are just what you need to combat the cold winter air. I also secretly hope that they help ward off flus and colds, but I’m not sold yet (#lifewithatoddler).

I’m all about creating recipes that are easy to make and enjoyed by the whole family. Milo loves to be in the kitchen with me, but it also means that I have limited time to actually chop vegetables and measure out ingredients (which is why this little kitchen gadget has become my best friend). I have found a slew of dishes that I enjoy making and that don’t require a ton of steps. Currently in heavy rotation is this Indian butter chicken (which I make in a cast iron pot in the oven instead of a crock pot) and homemade pizza.

Today I am sharing a ridiculously easy recipe I created in partnership with Gorton’s Seafood. I love eating seafood, but it can often feel like a big undertaking. I made a holiday-inspired recipe with Gorton’s Popcorn Shrimp as the star. You don’t need a lot of other components to make these yummy breaded shrimp a meal, but I added a few things to add a little spice.

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Garlic Breaded Shrimp


– 1 package of Gorton’s Seafood Popcorn Shrimp
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tbsp olive oil
– 1/2 tsp dried oregano
– 1/2 tsp dried basil
– 2 cups cooked rice (I used white rice, but you can use whatever you prefer / have on hand.)


– Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and put parchment paper on a baking sheet.
– Place the shrimp in a bowl.
– Add the olive oil and mix so the shrimp are evenly coated.
– Add oregano, basil and garlic. Mix well.
– Pour the shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet. Leave space between each shrimp.
– Cook for 8 minutes, take out of the oven and turn over shrimp.
– Cook another 8 minutes.
– Place shrimp on rice, and eat!

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This was such an easy and delicious dish, and it would be easy to replicate for a larger group if you are hosting during the holidays. You could also omit the rice and serve with toothpicks as an appetizer.

What are your favorite easy holiday recipes? Do you cook seafood often? Any good recipes to share?

This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood. All opinions expressed are my own. As always, thanks for reading The Boston Day Book.

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