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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Simple (yet finger lickin' good!) Roasted Shrimp

    These shrimp didn't stand a chance!  Shrimp is an absolute favorite in our house anyway.  I think shrimp and steak are two of Matt's all time favorite foods.  Then there is Jax.  I was trying to get him to eat 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!

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! 



Simple Roasted Shrimp
serves 4-6 as an entree, 12-16 as an appetizer

Ingredients:

2 lbs shrimp, deveined
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T lemon juice
salt and pepper

  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. 




26 comments:

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks! Going to try this!

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    1. It is so good and soooo easy! Thanks!

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  2. Looks finger licking good to me!! Just love shrimp and a good sauce together! Happy Monday

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    1. It really is! Me too, shrimp is definitely a favorite of everyone's at our house. We could totally eat these at least once a week year round!

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  3. Hi Carlee, I would have never thought to roast shrimp like that!
    Thanks for sharing at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J!
    We love having you and enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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    1. It is so much easier than steaming them! Thanks, Julie!

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  4. This looks amazing! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Next time shrimp goes on sale here I know what I want to make. Thanks for partying with us on Creative K Kids #TastyTuesdays

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    1. It is so good and so easy! I hope you love it!

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  6. Shrimp is a house favorite around here, especially by me! Shrimp is always on the menu at my house for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, the Super Bowl, and when the Oregon Ducks play in a bowl game. Plus, whenever there's a really good sale price 😀 I can't remember the last time I roasted shrimp. In fact, I'm now wondering if I've ever roasted shrimp. I think that means that I need to try this recipe!

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    1. It is so good and so easy! We are huge fans too and now that I have this in my back pocket I am sure it will be making a regular appearance on our table! I hope you love it as much as we do!

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  7. I live in Houston and it's shrimp season. I've been buying them every week while they are on sale! Glad to have a new recipe!

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    1. How lucky!! I hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

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  8. Shrimp is one of the few seafoods that I care for, and while I enjoy eating it, I am not good at preparing it. This is a recipe I can handle! I'll let you know how it turns out for us :)

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    1. Yay!! I hope you love it! I can't wait to hear!

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  9. Love shrimp! My fav are just to steam and eat them, but your roasted shrimp look fabulous. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Funtastic Friday.

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    1. I love them steamed too, but this way is so danged easy! I hope you give it a try!

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  10. 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!

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

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

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  12. 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! :)

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

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  13. I love Roasted Shrimp and your recipe looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday this week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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