This simple and tasty baked shrimp recipe is ready in just a few minutes!
If you are looking for an easy but succulent shrimp recipe, then look no further - you're going to love this.
Cooked in both butter and olive oil, this shrimp dish has great flavor.
Why You'll Love These Oven Baked Shrimp
This shrimp recipe couldn't be easier and it's ready in minutes.
You can serve these shrimp on their own with a side salad or some roasted veggies or use them to top a pasta recipe (angel hair pasta pairs well with shrimp).
This is one of the best ways to make shrimp because they don't overcook as easily in the oven as they do on the stovetop.
Ingredients You'll Need
- Shrimp - You'll need 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp. Here's how to prepare shrimp if you get it with the shell on.
- Olive Oil - You'll need 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- Butter - You'll need 2 tablespoons of melted butter. I used unsalted.
- Spices - You'll need 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
- Toppings - These are optional, but they add some flavor and color! You can use 2 to 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley and the juice of 1 lemon to top the baked shrimp.
How to Tell if Shrimp is Done
Here are three ways to tell if your shrimp is done cooking. It's easy to overcook shrimp, so keep an eye on it while you're baking it to make sure it doesn't turn rubbery!
- Color - your shrimp should have pink tails and the raw, opaque color should become white and no longer translucent.
- Shape - cooked shrimp will curl into a “C” shape.
- Temperature - the internal temperature of the shrimp should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit with an instant-read thermometer.
More Shrimp Recipes to Try
Try some of our other favorite recipes with shrimp!
- Shrimp Summer Rolls - These tasty shrimp rolls are served with a delicious peanut and soy sauce.
- Grilled Shrimp & Avocado Bites - Here's an easy appetizer to serve at a BBQ. Shrimp salsa bites topped with an avocado mash.
- Roasted Eggplant and Shrimp with Harissa - This delicious sheet pan dinner is full of flavor and has a little heat.
Be sure to check out our pescetarian recipes list as well, to get more great seafood and fish ideas.
Tips for Making this Recipe
Cooking Tips - Keep an eye on your shrimp while they're in the oven. Even one or two minutes of overcooking can cause shrimp to get rubbery. As soon as they've curled into a C and turned pink, remove them from the oven. They'll keep cooking as they sit in the baking dish.
Storing Tips - The baked shrimp will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator when stored in an airtight container.
Diet/Allergy Alternatives - If you'd prefer to make the shrimp without butter, you can use 1/4 cup of olive oil to cook them.
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- 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the shrimp in a 9x13 baking dish. Drizzle the melted butter and olive oil on top of the shrimp. Sprinkle the salt and red pepper flakes on top. Toss the shrimp to coat, then spread out in a single layer across the bottom of the pan.
- Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. The shrimp will be done when they are pink and curled into a C shape.
- Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle the parsley and lemon juice on the shrimp. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 331Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 339mgSodium: 1706mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 35g