Easy Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce (25-Minutes)

Baked Shrimp with a simple Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce – this recipe couldn’t get any easier and you’ll be dreaming about this sauce! You get perfectly tender baked shrimp covered in a rich sauce that’s perfect for sopping up with fresh crusty bread. Plus you can’t beat the quick bake time here!

Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Oven Baked Shrimp Recipe with a Simple Sauce

This recipe is proof that it really doesn’t take much to make an impressive and incredibly satisfying dinner.

This shrimp is brimming with bright fresh flavor and with this oven baked method your shrimp will end with a perfect final texture. Nothing gummy or rubbery here just delicate, plump and juicy shrimp.

As always just be sure not to over-cook it. In my opinion a number one key to good shrimp.

Ingredients for Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

  • Extra large raw shrimp – large or jumbo size will work too just adjust bake time slightly (give or take).
  • Butter – salted or unsalted will work here.
  • Garlic – use fresh garlic for best results.
  • Lemon juice – don’t use the bottled stuff here only fresh.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Red pepper flakes – if you don’t like heat omit, if you love heat add extra.
  • Fresh parsley – not only will this add color but a light herby flavor that pairs well with lemon.

How do You Make Baked Shrimp?

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shrimp in 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Alternately melt butter with garlic in a small microwave safe dish in microwave.
  • Stir lemon juice into butter mixture.
  • Pour butter mixture over shrimp in baking dish, season with S&P, and red pepper flakes, toss shrimp then spread into an even layer.

How Long to Bake Shrimp?

  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until shrimp are cooked through (pink and opaque) about 9 – 13 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm, spooning sauce over shrimp.
Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
Baked Shrimp with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbs extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place shrimp in baking dish.

  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and saute 30 seconds. Alternately melt butter with garlic in a small microwave safe dish in microwave. Stir lemon into butter mixture.

  3. Pour butter mixture over shrimp in baking dish, season with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes, toss shrimp then spread into an even layer.

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