Monday, October 22, 2018

Roasted Shrimp

Jumbo shrimp, tossed in a seasoned olive oil mix and oven roasted.
Jumbo shrimp, tossed in a seasoned olive oil mix and oven roasted.

Roasted Shrimp


Well, now... we had a tad bit chilly start to the day here in the Deep South this morning and today temperatures were in the low 70s, instead of the 90s - finally! Perfect opportunity to turn on the oven to try some roasted shrimp.

Just as with vegetables, roasting really intensifies and brings out the natural flavor in shrimp and they're perfect to use anywhere you would use a pan-sauteed shrimp, or even to just eat as is, with a nice side salad, or a veggie and some bread.

As always, recipe with full list of ingredients and measurements, along with a printable are futher down the page. Here's how to make them.

Peel and devein shrimp; rinse and pat dry. Roasting works best with larger shrimp, so I'm using jumbo shrimp, about 10 to 15 count to a pound. I'm using 20 fresh from the Gulf shrimp here, for 4 servings. Depending on use, leave tail tips intact, otherwise remove them.


We're going to use a marinade, although we aren't gonna leave the shrimp in all that long. Whisk together marinade ingredients - some extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, Creole or Cajun seasoning, Old Bay and red pepper flakes.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Pour marinade over shrimp and toss to coat.


Let rest for 5 minutes.


Use a non-stick broiler pan or line a rimmed baking pan with aluminum foil and place an oven safe rack on top; set aside. This allows the heat to circulate over and under the shrimp, rather than simply baking. Transfer shrimp to baking pan in a single layer. Roast in batches or two pans if necessary.


Roast, about 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through and pink in color, turning halfway through. Set aside to let cool.


Things to do with roasted shrimp:
  1. Serve as an appetizer like Shrimp Salad, Spicy Marinated Shrimp Appetizer, Cajun Shrimp Spread and Dip, Shrimp Remoulade, shrimp cocktail or pickled shrimp, or serve them as an entree with a side salad and veggie.
  2. Use them in sauces and pasta dishes, like Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp and Fettuccine, Shrimp Creole, Shrimp and Bowties, Shrimp Spaghetti, and Smothered Shrimp and Gravy
  3. Use them in dishes like Shrimp and White Bean Stew, Pasta Salads, Shrimp and Grits, Jambalaya, Shrimp and Red Rice, or casseroles like Shrimp Casserole, Seafood and Eggplant Dressing, Mirliton and Seafood Casserole, or Squash Casserole.
Really just any place where you would use cooked shrimp.

For more of my favorite shrimp recipes, check out the collection on my Pinterest page!



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