An easy baked shrimp recipe made with a delightful lemon butter sauce. Ready in 10 minutes and is lovely served with rice, pasta, or a side of your favorite vegetables.
If you're looking for a quick and easy meal idea, this easy baked shrimp recipe is for you. What could be better than a dish that cooks up in minutes when you're hungry?
Low Carb Shrimp Recipe
This shrimp recipe is absolutely low in carbs and very keto-friendly. The shrimp is coated with a buttery sauce and would be delicious served with zucchini noodles or can be eaten straight out of the baking dish.
It's such a versatile recipe too. Consider adding different spices like dried tarragon, or basil. If you love parsley, add extra or consider swapping it with fresh cilantro and grated Parmesan cheese.
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- lemon juice
- Italian seasoning
- garlic powder
How To Bake Shrimp
- Place shrimp in a small baking dish. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and seasonings. Top with chopped parsley and butter.
- Bake in a preheated 400º F (200º C) oven until shrimp is pink, firm, and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
How Much Shrimp Should I Use?
This baked shrimp recipe calls for using 4-ounces of peeled and deveined shrimp. This amount is approximately the same as:
Jumbo: 5-6 shrimp
Large: 8-9 shrimp
Medium: 10-11 shrimp
Small: 12-15 shrimp
Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients
If you have any ingredients left over from this baked shrimp recipe you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:
- Shrimp: Shrimp Tacos, Shrimp Creole, Mediterranean Shrimp and Pasta
- Lemon juice: Lemon Bars, Sorbet, Baba Ganoush
- Parsley: Chermoula, Baked Stuffed Fish, Crawfish Beignets
Other Single Serving Shrimp Recipes
What To Serve With Baked Shrimp
- French Bread (perfect for soaking in the delicious buttery juices!)
- Rice Pilaf
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes
- Roasted Carrots
- Buttered Noodles
Can I Use Frozen Shrimp?
Yes you can use frozen and thawed shrimp. When cooking for one, keeping your freezer stocked with a few bags of frozen shrimp will make it easy to whip up a wonderful, seemingly fancy meal in just minutes.
How To Thaw Frozen Shrimp
The best way to thaw frozen shrimp is to place it in the refrigerator the night before.
If you forget to do this, you can still thaw shrimp rather quickly. One way is to take the unopened bag of shrimp and place it in a big bowl of cold water. This process will take about 30 minutes.
If 30 minutes sounds like an eternity, no worries. Open up the bag of shrimp and dump the shrimp directly into a bowl of cold water. This process will take anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of the shrimp.
After the shrimp has thawed, place them on a paper towel lined plate and pat the shrimp dry to remove as much excess moisture as possible.
How To Know When Shrimp Is Thawed
You will know the shrimp are fully thawed when they are somewhat pliable and the color is no longer white but more translucent.
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- 4 ounces medium shrimp , peeled and deveined
- ¼ teaspoon lemon juice
- ⅛ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Heat oven to 400° F (200° C).
- Place shrimp in a single layer in an ungreased 5-inch baking dish or a dish of similar size.
- Drizzle the lemon juice over the shrimp and stir in the Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and parsley.
- Cut the butter into pieces and scatter on top of the shrimp.
- Place dish in the oven and bake until shrimp are pink, firm, and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate and enjoy immediately.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.