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Simple Baked Shrimp Recipe

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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
20 min
1 pound of shrimp
In this Recipe

This simple baked shrimp recipe is one of the quickest ways to get tasty shrimp on your table to enjoy!

Whether you’re enjoying the shrimp as an entrée, serving the shrimp with a steak as part of a surf & turf meal, or including shrimp in pasta or any other dish, these delicious but simple baked shrimp will be a hit.

What type of shrimp can I use to for this simple baked shrimp recipe?

You should use raw, defrosted shrimp. It’s easy to defrost shrimp by leaving them overnight in a refrigerator, or by placing them in a colander and running them under cool water for approximately 30 minutes.

This recipe will work for any size shrimp, although smaller shrimp will cook faster than larger shrimp, so keep an eye on the color of the shrimp as they cook to make sure you don’t overcook them!

We recommend any shrimp you use should be peeled & deveined before you cook them. Most people prefer the texture and flavor of peeled & deveined shrimp. You can purchase peeled & deveined shrimp, or if your shrimp isn’t already peeled & deveined, you can watch this video to see how to do it yourself!

Finally, for our simple baked shrimp recipe you can use tail-on or tail-off shrimp, that is up to your personal preference!

Are there different seasoning options for this simple baked shrimp recipe I could try?

Yes, you can use this recipe as a canvas for culinary creativity! Here are few ways to bring more flavor to your shrimp:

  • Toss the shrimp in your favorite Cajun seasoning before you cook them!
  • After cooking, sprinkle your favorite freshly chopped herbs on top of the shrimp. This is especially tasty when you’re adding the shrimp to pasta or rice dishes.
  • Or add a bit of Asian flavor to your shrimp by marinating them in a teriyaki or soy sauce based marinade before you cook them.

You can also find more shrimp recipes from Lake Geneva Country Meats by visiting this page.

Can I make this shrimp ahead of time?

Since shrimp is often served at parties, it’s nice to be able to do prep work ahead of time, and you may want to know if you can make this simple baked shrimp a day or two early.

Unfortunately for preppers, shrimp really is best when cooked fresh, so you will want to cook the shrimp as close as possible prior to serving. However, if you’re looking to get slightly ahead, you can marinate the shrimp in the seasoning mixture and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours before baking.

What can I do with leftover shrimp?

While the shrimp is best immediately after being cooked, if you do have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days, and reheat them gently in a microwave to enjoy after the the initial meal.

Now, on to the recipe! If you have more questions that we haven’t answered, just leave us a comment, and we’ll do our best to help you. Thanks for reading – we’ll see you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!


  • 1 lb Raw Shrimp (peeled & deveined)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • Parsley (chopped for garnish if desired)


  1. Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl and add the shrimp to the bowl and toss until they are well coated with the seasoning mixture.

  2. Place the seasoned shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in an oven preheated to 400ºF.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque, indicating that they are fully cooked.

  4. Remove from the shrimp from the oven and serve immediately or incorporate into any recipe that needs cooked shrimp.

    If desired, you can garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges to squeeze on top.


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