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A request was made. She Who Must Be Obeyed wanted breaded shrimp. I prefer unbreaded shrimp that is marinated and grilled but who am I to deny a beautiful woman who has made me happy for decades?

I had about 30 medium shrimp that were shelled and deveined but the tails left on. I patted them dry with a paper towel.

I preheated my Traeger Timberline to 425 F (220 C). You could do these on a rack in an oven as well.

I set up a breading station. First, I mixed 75 ml (1/3 cup) flour with 5 ml (1 tsp) dried dill weed, 3 ml (1/2 teaspoon) each salt and pepper.

Next, I mixed 1 egg, 125 ml (1/2 cup) milk, and 5 ml (1 tsp) Sriracha sauce.

Lastly, I mixed 250 ml (1 cup) panko bread crumbs, and 10 ml (2 tsp) dried dill.

I dipped the prawns in the flour with my right hand. I put them in the egg mixture with my left hand. Then I put them on the breadcrums with my left hand and shoveled bread crumbs over them with my dry right hand.

I put the prawns on a rack and sprayed them with baking spray.

I put them in the smoker for 4 minutes and turned the prawns. I continued to cook until they got golden, about 4 minutes more.

I served these with a commercial seafood sauce.

The Verdict

She Who Must Be Obeyed was pleased. The shrimp had a nice crunchy coating. The touch of the heat from the sriracha was nice and the dill added a nice complexity.

I will say again that I prefer marinated and grilled prawns but I did enjoy these.

The Old Fat Guy

Breaded Dill Shrimp

The Old Fat Guy
An easy shrimp dish in a smoker or oven
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 30 shrimp


  • 30 medium shrimp
  • 75 ml flour ⅓ cup
  • 5 ml dried dill 1 tsp
  • 3 ml salt ½ tsp
  • 3 ml pepper ½ tsp
  • 1 egg
  • 125 ml milk ½ cup
  • 5 ml sriracha 1 tsp
  • 250 ml panko bread crumbs 1 cup
  • 10 ml dried dill 2 tsp


  • Shell and devein shrimp but leave tails on. Dry with paper towel.
  • Mix flour, dill, salt and pepper.
  • Mix egg, milk and sriracha
  • Mix panko and dried dill.
  • Put shrimp in flour with right hand. Put in egg wash with left hand and then onto the bread crumb mixture. Shovel the breading over the shrimp with your dry right hand and put on a rack. Repeat with all shrimp. Spray the shrimp with baking spray.
  • Put the rack in a 425 F (220 C) smoker or oven for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the shrimp and cook until lightly golden, about 5 minutes.
Keyword Prawns, shrimp

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