Baked Shrimp- Baked shrimp with butter, garlic, and Parmesan in 20 minutes. It’s the ideal evening dinner: simple, quick, and tasty. Everyone enjoys it, both adults and children. The shrimp in this easy dish are flavored with a delicious combination of butter and garlic. These delicious shrimp are cooked to perfection. Making this dish at home is actually faster than going through the drive-through at a fast-food restaurant! The simplest method to cook shrimp is in the oven! This delicious baked shrimp dish is usually a hit; it is simple to modify with your favorite spices. The shrimp are always cooked properly, with a little of crunch on the exterior but yet lovely and delicate on the inside. And, like with all of the proteins in this series, this technique is completely flavor-adjustable, allowing you to use whatever spices or marinades you choose.
This dish demonstrates that it doesn’t take much to create an outstanding and extremely fulfilling supper.
This shrimp is bursting with vibrant, fresh taste, and the oven baked technique ensures that your shrimp has the perfect finishing texture. There’s nothing sticky or rubbery about these shrimp; they’re delicate, plump, and juicy.
Just be careful not to overcook it. A number one essential to excellent shrimp, in my opinion.
Ingredients For Baked Shrimp:
- Extra big raw shrimp – huge or jumbo size will also work; simply increase the baking time slightly (give or take).
- Butter, salted or unsalted, can work in this recipe.
- Garlic — For the greatest effects, use fresh garlic.
- Fresh lemon juice is preferred over bottled lemon juice in this recipe.
- seasoned with salt & pepper
- Red pepper flakes — remove if you don’t like heat, and more if you do.
- Fresh parsley — not only will it provide color, but it will also have a mild herby flavor that goes well with lemon.
How To Make Baked Shrimp?
- Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Ascertain that the rack is in the center position.
- Shrimp Preparation: Place the shrimp in a large mixing basin and wipe dry with paper towels. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Toss well, ensuring sure the shrimp are completely covered; add more oil if necessary.
- Bake: Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet or casserole dish.
- Bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the shrimp are white, pink, and opaque on the baking sheet.
- Serve right away, garnished with lemon wedges.
How To Cook Baked Shrimp?
Simply follow these steps to roast shrimp in the oven:
- Dry the shrimp with a paper towel. Blot any extra moisture with paper towels, especially if your shrimp were frozen and have only recently thawed.
- Toss with the oil. Toss the shrimp in the oil until uniformly covered, either in a mixing dish or directly on the baking pan.
- Place on a baking sheet. For uniform cooking, make sure the shrimp are in an equal layer (no overlapping).
- Season. I usually just season my shrimp with Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper (plus maybe a bit of garlic powder). However, feel free to use any other dry seasonings you want.
- Broil. Simply place the baking sheet in the oven and broil for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are a brilliant reddish-pink color. Keep a tight check on the shrimp to ensure they don’t overcook or undercook. Also, because shrimp cook so rapidly, there’s no need to turn them halfway through. Plus, the bottom of the pan becomes nice and hot, so the underside of the shrimp is well cooked as well.
- Serve. Remove the baking sheet from the oven as soon as the shrimp are done, transfer to a serving dish (or integrate into whatever shrimp preparation you’re cooking), and serve warm.
Seasonings For Shrimp:
Again, as indicated in the baked shrimp recipe below, I generally add heaps of salt and pepper (and maybe a nice sprinkling of garlic powder). However, if you want to spice things up, feel free to use any of your favorite dry seasoning blends, such as:
- Italian Seasoning
- Cajun Flavoring
- Seasoning Zaatar
- Seasoning for Tacos
- Curry Paste
- Caribbean Jerk Seasoning
Changes And Substitutions:
I adore this dish exactly as stated and nearly always make it that way. However, if you want to change up the fundamental recipe, here are a few suggestions:
- Instead of butter, use olive oil.
- You can add extra spices if desired. I like to add a sprinkle of dried thyme, and paprika is also delicious.
- Instead of garlic powder, mix the shrimp with a few minced fresh garlic cloves.
How To Prepare Shrimp?
You should begin with the shrimp’s tiny legs. Simply peel those off, and the remainder of the shell should begin to come loose. Remove the rest of the shell, but leave the tails on. To remove the vein along the top, make a slit in the center of the shrimp’s back with a small knife before removing the black vein with the tip of your knife.
How Do I Tell If My Shrimp Is Done?
When the shrimp is done cooking, the flesh will be a mixture of white, pink, and opaque. Every oven is different, and the size of your shrimp will determine the cooking time, however 6-8 minutes should be sufficient for all shrimp.
What Else Can I Put On Top Of This Baked Shrimp?
Again, I kept it really simple! You may experiment with different flavors, herbs, and spices, heat them with chilis or red pepper flakes, add garlic butter, Cajun seasoning, smoked paprika, the options are endless!
What If My Shrimp Have Thawed?
It’s simple to defrost shrimp! Fill a big dish halfway with cold water. Toss in the shrimp. Replace the water once or twice, carefully removing frozen shrimp that have become entangled with one another.
In about 10 minutes, they should be completely defrosted. Drain them in a strainer and pat dry with paper towels.
If your shrimp have just been defrosted and are very cold, the melted butter will solidify as soon as you incorporate it into the shrimp. That’s fine; it’ll melt again in the oven.
When this happens, I immediately spritz the tops of the shrimp with olive oil before placing them in the oven to prevent them from drying out.
When using just-defrosted shrimp, another alternative is to use olive oil instead of butter. I tried this recipe using olive oil and it turned out fantastic.
How Long Should Shrimp Be Cooked?
Regardless of how you prepare them, their tiny size means they cook quickly. In a 400°F oven, I roast big shrimp for around 8 minutes. This is one of the recipe’s greatest features (and about shrimp in general). They are finished in record time!
How Do You Cook Shrimp So That They Are Tender?
The key is to cook them over high heat while avoiding overcooking. So, on the stovetop, sear them for about 5 minutes over medium-high heat. In the oven, they just need approximately 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Overcooked shrimp become stringy due to their high protein content. We surely don’t want that!
Tips And Tricks:
- Keep an eye on your shrimp; you don’t want them to overcook and get rubbery!
- It is not necessary to line your baking sheet. There’s no need for more olive oil because the shrimp are already tossed in it.
- Experiment with different spice and flavoring combinations to flavor the shrimp to your taste.
- I usually suggest using fresh shrimp, but if you must use frozen, make sure the shrimp is completely thawed and any extra water is removed before baking!
- The easiest approach to avoid dry and stringy shrimp is to cook them on high heat and avoid overcooking them. That’s why I bake them in a hot oven (400F) for only 8 minutes.
What Should You Serve With Shrimp?
- Vegetables Roasted
- Fresh bread with a crust
- Vegetables, Steamed
- Cauliflower Mash
- Pasta Salad or Pasta
- Salad Caesar or Salad Greek
- This baked shrimp will stay in the fridge for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container, so cook them ahead of time!
- Freezing: In an airtight container, you may freeze the shrimp from this recipe for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
- I reheat them in the microwave on 50% power, covered, very carefully. I sometimes serve them cold in a salad or with cocktail sauce.
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- 1 1/4 pound exceptionally big peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- seasoned with salt & pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste (optional)
- 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the shrimp on a baking dish.
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Sauté the garlic for 30 seconds. Alternately, in a small microwave-safe dish, heat butter with garlic. Combine lemon juice and butter in a mixing bowl.
Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp in the baking dish, season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, stir the shrimp, and distribute into an equal layer.
Bake in a preheated oven for 9 to 13 minutes, or until the shrimp are cooked through (pink and opaque). Serve with parsley and a spoonful of sauce over the shrimp.
Keep an eye on your shrimp; you don't want them to overcook and get rubbery!
It is not necessary to line your baking sheet. There's no need for more olive oil because the shrimp are already tossed in it.
Experiment with different spice and flavoring combinations to flavor the shrimp to your taste.
I usually suggest using fresh shrimp, but if you must use frozen, make sure the shrimp is completely thawed and any extra water is removed before baking!
This recipe will stay in the fridge for 3 - 4 days in an airtight container, so feel free to make them ahead of time!
In an airtight container, you may freeze the shrimp from this recipe for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 243Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 270mgSodium 1241mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 26g