Roasted Shrimp

Roasted Shrimp is an easy peel and eat shrimp recipe. Salt, black pepper, jumbo shrimp, and olive oil is all you need for perfect baked shrimp in minutes!

Easy Seafood Recipes like Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Tacos are great summer long. Add this new shrimp recipe to your list of quick weeknight main dishes and fast appetizers!

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When it comes to making shrimp, you can’t get any easier than this Roasted Shrimp recipe. In less than 15 minutes you get tender, perfectly seasoned baked shrimp full of flavor. Kick back and relax with this easy weeknight dinner you can serve with any side dish.

Most Roasted Shrimp recipes use peeled shrimp but roasting shrimp with the skin on keeps them extra juicy and from overcooking in the oven. It’s best to use fresh shrimp from the butcher and use them the same day you buy them. Follow our simple steps to easily devein your shrimp below.

Roasted Shrimp is a great recipe to make whenever you are craving shrimp. You don’t need a long list of fancy ingredients, just salt and black pepper, some olive oil, and about 15 minutes. Let this simple recipe be a jumping off point to adding so many other seasonings and flavors.

Simply seasoned with salt and pepper, these Oven Roasted Shrimp are perfect to add to any pasta or rice dish. Try them with Easy Mushroom Rice and Roasted Broccoli for a delicious, easy weeknight meal. Serve them with Cocktail Sauce for a tasty Roasted Shrimp Cocktail appetizer great for holiday parties.

To devein your shrimp, first run a small sharp knife about halfway deep in the back of each shrimp. Under running water, simply slide your thumb in the slit of the shrimp to remove the vein. Using jumbo or extra large shrimp makes deveining easier, plus it’s easier not to overcook larger shrimp.

If you want to use frozen shrimp for this Roasted Shrimp recipe, you will need to thaw them completely. It’s best to do this in a colander in the sink so the liquid will drain out. Once your frozen shrimp are thawed, pat them dry with a paper towel and bake as usual.


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  • Mexican Shrimp: Sprinkle shrimp with Homemade Taco Seasoning or Tajin before baking. Swap the lemons for limes and finish with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Cajun Shrimp: Make an easy Cajun seasoning with salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, dried oregano, and dried thyme.
  • Garlic Shrimp: Toss 2-3 minced garlic cloves with the shrimp and olive oil. Top the baked shrimp with grated parmesan cheese to serve and parsley.
  • Lemon Pepper Shrimp: Squeeze fresh lemon juice over shrimp before baking and use fresh ground black peppercorns for big pepper flakes. Serve the shrimp with more lemon juice.
  • Oil: You can use any high heat oil in this recipe like avocado oil or coconut oil. For buttery shrimp, use 2 tablespoons melted butter. 
  • Peeled Shrimp: Use thawed peeled shrimp in this recipe and reduce the time cooking time to 6-8 minutes, flipping halfway through so they don’t overcook.



  • Serve: Roasted Shrimp is best served warm or hot, just be careful when peeling if it’s right from the oven.
  • Store: Keep your Roasted Shrimp in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container.
  • Freeze: It’s not recommended to freeze cooked shrimp, it gets rubbery when you reheat it. If you do freeze, cool completely and freeze up to 2 months in a sealed container.


According the website, shrimp is done when it is pink on the outside and pearly and opaque on the inside.

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Roasted Shrimp

Roasted Shrimp is an easy peel and eat shrimp recipe. Salt, black pepper, jumbo shrimp, and olive oil is all you need for perfect baked shrimp in minutes!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Roasted Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 164 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1 pound shrimp , deveined but peel on (16-20 count)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with oil, salt and pepper.

  3. Place shrimp in single layer on baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until just pink.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Shrimp
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 882mg38%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 26IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

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  1. This was o much easier and way more flavorful than the boiled shrimp I have made in the past! Only baked from now on!