You'll love this Colossal Baked Jumbo Shrimp! This easy weeknight dinner is ready in just 15 minutes!
Baked Colossal Shrimp will be your new favorite way to make shrimp!
With just a few ingredients, a baking dish, and a hot oven, this shrimp comes together in 15 minutes and is so delicious and versatile! It's great for a quick weeknight dinner as well as special occasions!
This shrimp is one of the easiest recipes on my website, and one of the most delicious! I like serving this easy shrimp recipe with fresh parsley from my garden and lemon wedges. This dish is also delicious topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs.
You can use fresh shrimp or frozen shrimp for this recipe. I recommend using the biggest jumbo shrimp you can find that will get you about 16 shrimp per pound.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Delicious - This baked shrimp recipe is so delicious. Each bite is packed with flavor that your family will truly love! This shrimp is also great for entertaining a crowd with minimal cleanup!
Approachable - This recipe is approachable and is easy to make. You only need a sheet pan and a bowl to make this recipe!
Versatile - This is great for an easy weeknight meal or a meal prepped lunch! This colossal shrimp pairs with a variety of dishes, making it a versatile meal you can enjoy again and again.
Here are the simple ingredients you will need for this Colossal Baked Jumbo Shrimp recipe:
- Jumbo Shrimp - Peeled and deveined. If you bought frozen raw shrimp, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight before making this recipe. Note that the number of shrimp will vary depending on the size of shrimp you buy. This recipe calls for 1lb of Jumbo Shrimp, but you can easily double the recipe!
- Olive Oil - Regular good quality olive oil
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Garlic - I used fresh garlic cloves, but you can use garlic powder if that's what you have on hand
- Lemon Juice - Freshly squeezed
- Fresh Herbs - Basil, parsley, cilantro, and thyme are all delicious on this shrimp!
Let's make this Colossal Baked Jumbo Shrimp recipe together!
Preheat oven to 400F.
Combine large shrimp, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
Place shrimp on a lined baking sheet in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, until shrimp are translucent. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious recipe perfect.
Check your Shrimp - Keep an eye on your shrimp while it is baking to ensure it doesn't overcook!
Complete the Meal - Complete the meal with a simple side salad, couscous, crusty bread, and a glass of white wine.
Utilize Leftovers - Use leftovers for meal prep. Add shrimp to a container with couscous, quinoa, or your favorite grain and add some roasted veggies for a delicious prepped meal.
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Sheet Pan -Use a quality sheet pan for this shrimp dish. I recommend this sheet pan - it's great quality and will last!
Mixing Bowls - A good set of mixing bowls is a kitchen staple. Check out this set! These are great for a variety of recipes.
Olive Oil - Using good olive oil is one of the best ways to level up your cooking. I love this brand and always have some in stock at my house!
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Additional Toppings - You can top this shrimp with parmesan cheese, or toast bread crumbs in melted butter and top over shrimp for a delicious crunch.
Flavor Combinations - Add melted butter to the shrimp before cooking for a garlic butter shrimp flavor profile, or add red pepper flakes for a hint of spice.
Pan Sear - You can pan sear this shrimp instead of roasting. Cook in a pan over medium heat until pink, about 2 minutes per side. This will still produce delicious, juicy shrimp!
Frequently Asked Questions
Bake shrimp until pink and cooked through - about 10 minutes at 400F in the oven.
You can cook jumbo shrimp by roasting it in the oven, pan searing the shrimp, broiling, or grilling.
Cook shrimp until the internal temperature reaches 165F.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight continuer and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
Other Recipes to Try
Colossal Baked Jumbo Shrimp
- 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Fresh herbs for serving
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Combine shrimp, olive oil, salt, black pepper, garlic, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.
- Spread on a lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, until shrimp are translucent.
- Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.