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Super simple, but so delicious! Try roasting your shrimp for a fast and flavorful appetizer or entree. With 5 ingredients and only 6 minutes in the oven, it doesn’t get much easier! 

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       Shrimp are always welcome on the menu with our family. Whether it’s a shrimp boil, shrimp scampi or good old fashioned shrimp cocktail, we don’t discriminate we only enjoy! Roasting shrimp is a quick and easy way to get them on the table. These beauties don’t get easier to make with only a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in the oven. Serve them as an appetizer or make them the center of the meal. Just tell me you’ll try them!

    These shrimp didn’t stand a chance!  Shrimp is an absolute favorite in our house anyway.  I think shrimp and steak are two of my husband’s all time favorite foods.

    Then there is Little Dude.  I was trying to get him to eat something dinner when he was one and half or so.

     He was refused, saying “I like shrimp.”  Like if it’s not shrimp, it’s not worth eating!  So anyway, the minute they heard shrimp was on the menu, they were hungry!

    I served these delicious little shrimp as an entree for dinner.  They would also make a fun appetizer.  They can be served warm like we had them, or chill them for a deliciously flavorful shrimp cocktail.

    With just a few minutes in the “marinade”  the shrimp take on just a bit of lemony flavor and the salt and pepper have a chance to work their way in a bit too.

    Then about 6 minutes in the oven and you are ready to eat.  If you want them cold for a party, make them the morning ahead or even a day ahead and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve.  Have a few lemon wedges and some cocktail sauce on hand and you are ready to go!

serving platter filled with roasted shrimp, lemon wedges and cocktail sauce with champagne flutes nearby.

That’s right, you are only 5 ingredients and about 6 minutes away from the most delicious shrimp you’ve had!

 I think it will be a while before we even try another way to make shrimp for the 3 of us, we liked it that much.  We have one of our annual shrimp boils coming up, so the freezer is stocked.

 I hope they make it until the party.  Otherwise we’ll have to buy another case! 

ramekin of cocktail sauce with roasted shrimp.
Yield: 6 Servings

Simple Roasted Shrimp

close up of pink roasted shrimp and lemon wedges.

Super simple, but so delicious! Try roasting your shrimp for a fast and flavorful appetizer or entree. With 5 ingredients and only 6 minutes in the oven, it doesn’t get much easier!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp, deveined
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F and spray two rimmed baking sheet pans.
  2. Toss the shrimp in olive oil, lemon juice and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper.  Let sit for about 5 minutes
  3. Spread shrimp over prepared pans.
  4. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until pink.  Be careful not to overcook them. 
  5. Serve warm or place in the refrigerator to serve as cold shrimp cocktail. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 319mgSodium: 1482mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 34g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Super simple, but so delicious! Try roasting your shrimp for a fast and flavorful appetizer or entree. With 5 ingredients and only 6 minutes in the oven, it doesn’t get much easier!

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Kjones6286

Wednesday 1st of May 2019

Are the shrimp already peeled or just deveined

Carlee

Wednesday 8th of May 2019

I usually use just deveined. I would imagine peeled would work as well, just watch them so you don't overcook them.

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

Thank you!

Unknown

Monday 29th of August 2016

Shrimp is my favorite seafood, but I rarely make it at home. This recipe, however, may just change that! Pinning and actually trying this soon! :)

Carlee

Tuesday 30th of August 2016

It is such an easy way to fix it. I hope you love these tasty little shrimp as much as we do! Thanks!

Emily @ Two Purple Couches

Sunday 28th of August 2016

Shrimp are one of my favorite foods. Love how easy & delicious this sounds. Thanks for sharing with Merry Monday!

Carlee

Monday 29th of August 2016

They are so good! I hope you give it a try! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Unknown

Sunday 28th of August 2016

I love shrimp too, but we don't have them nearly enough! This recipe is easy and it sounds so good! And easy, you know I love easy! We all love shrimp, this could be one of our new favorites too!

Carlee

Sunday 28th of August 2016

You'll have to let me know what you think if you try it! It was so quick and delicious I can't imagine having them any other way for a while!

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