Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp is one of the easiest and most versatile seafood recipes you can make. These Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp are perfect at room temperature, cold or hot for a party appetizer, a holiday appetizer, a Christmas party appetizer, a New Year’s Eve party appetizer and they can also be used to make an amazing shrimp cocktail.
Or, how about Caesar Salad with Roasted Shrimp, an awesome Caesar Salad topped with Roasted Shrimp, or Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Pasta, full of feta cheese and lemon juice and one of our very favorite entrees? The list is endless. Yes, you can make all of this and more with this simple and quick Easy Ten Minute Roasted Shrimp Recipe!
Living in Florida, we are very lucky to have an abundant supply of fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, including shrimp, and if you have been following my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love shrimp dishes. In addition to being deliciously sweet and briny, shrimp cook quickly, they are easy to prepare, and as I said before, they are so versatile. Most dishes which include shrimp can be on the table in under 20 minutes and they are a crowd pleaser. I don’t think we have ever hosted a party that we didn’t serve roasted shrimp cocktail and it is always the first party appetizer to disappear.
Many folks have a long held tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve, and Roasted Shrimp or Roasted Shrimp Cocktail would be a great choice for a light meal that evening. The tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve is a Catholic tradition, and it came about because Catholics were expected to abstain from eating meat on Fridays and holy days.
I grew up in Florida on boiled shrimp and shrimp boils, with the bag of pungent spices placed in the pot of boiling shrimp, were always great fun and we had them often. However, once I tried roasted shrimp, I’ve never looked back and think that roasting the shrimp gives them so much more depth of flavor and character than boiling them. So, if you have never tried roasted shrimp, be sure to give this easy and quick recipe a try. I promise you will never look back either!
The ingredients are simple: shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and Old Bay Seasoning which is optional.
If you are ready to get started, gather your ingredients and preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the shrimp on a baking sheet with sides; then top with the olive oil and lemon juice. Use your hands and toss the shrimp making sure that they are uniformly covered with the olive oil. Top with salt and pepper and Old Bay Seasoning, if desired.
Roast for 8-10 minutes or just until they are opaque and cooked through. Do not overcook. Cooking time can vary depending on the size of the shrimp. Watch carefully; they can go from cooked to overcooked in a matter of seconds.