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Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe

The Easiest Way To Cook Shrimp! (Baked Shrimp)

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x


The easiest way to cook shrimp — pop it in the oven!  This delicious baked shrimp recipe is always a winner, it only takes 10 minutes total, and it’s easy to customize with whatever seasonings you love.


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails on or off)
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or your preferred high-heat oil)
  • Kosher salt and freshly-ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat the broiler on your oven.  Arrange the baking rack about 5 inches away from the top heating element.
  2. Place shrimp in a large mixing bowl, and pat dry with paper towels.  Add oil and toss until the shrimp are evenly coated.
  3. Transfer the shrimp to a large baking sheet, and arrange in an even layer.  (Be sure that the shrimp do not overlap.)  Season generously with salt and pepper, and any other desired seasonings.
  4. Broil for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are bright reddish-pink and opaque.  Remove from the oven and transfer to a serving dish.
  5. Serve warm.  Or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.