When we have last minute guests or I’m looking for an easy dinner to get on the table quick, I turn to one of my favorite recipes I keep in my back pocket – Easy Oven Roasted Shrimp. I feel kind of like Bubba when it comes to all the ways I’ve prepared shrimp. They all have been tasty, but no recipe can hold a candle to this simple way to cook and enjoy shrimp.
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Easy oven roasted shrimp is “Just That Easy!”
One of my favorite all-time recipes was found while searching through my Ina Garten cookbooks. It was so life-changing, I’ve prepared shrimp this way ever since. Oven roasted shrimp can be made for an easy appetizer or to add into any dish calling for cooked shrimp. I’ve added it to our risotto, recipe, salads, quesadillas, tacos, pasta and more.
Can This Be Substituted for Cold Shrimp Cocktail?
Can this be substituted for the traditional cold shrimp cocktail? Absolutely! In fact, our guests actually prefer the warm oven roasted method over the traditional cold recipe. Something about it makes this feel decadent and special, so this will always make an appearance on the New Year’s Eve buffet table!
The best part of this oven roasted shrimp recipe? You only need shrimp, olive oil, salt & pepper; and that’s it!
Oven Roasted Shrimp Perfect Party Food
Because this dish is cooked in the oven, it’s a nice change of pace to surprise guests with a warm shrimp cocktail or Roasted Garlic Parm Shrimp. No need to create a mess with a glass bowl full of ice cubes. When making this recipe, use extra large shrimp to create a filling appetizer. Taking this dish to a party? I like to transport it in my Pyrex Insulated dish because it stays warm for a long time! Rarely will you have any leftovers!
You can easily double this recipe or use any size shrimp you like, just adjust cooking time accordingly.
Try this for your next gathering or recipe that calls for cooked shrimp! You’ll be the hit of the party!
*This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe found in her cookbook Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics.
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How to Make Oven Roasted Shrimp
Here is a printable version for our recipe.
Oven Roasted Shrimp
- 1 16 oz. bag Frozen Extra Large Jumbo Shrimp
- 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Thaw shrimp according to package directions. Peel & devein if necessary. Leave tails on or take off completely; your preference.
- Place on a sheet pan in one layer, giving enough space on pan.
- Drizzle olive oil over top of shrimp, then salt and pepper.
- Place in oven and cook for 8-10 minutes, just until pink and firm.
- Serve with your favorite cocktail sauce or add to any dish calling for cooked shrimp.
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