Baked Shrimp (with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce)

February 18, 2019

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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!

Overhead image of baked shrimp with lemon butter sauce in baking dish.

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.

Baked shrimp on a white serving plate with orzo and broccoli.

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.

Ingredients needed to make baked shrimp shown here, including raw shrimp, butter, garlic, lemon, parsley, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

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.

Showing how to make baked shrimp. Pouring garlic lemon butter over shrimp in baking dish.

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.

Shrimp after baking showing their pink color.

What to Serve with Shrimp?

Glass baking dish filled with bake shrimp and garlic butter sauce, garnished with parsley and lemon wedges.

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Close up image of baked shrimp in baking dish.

Baked Shrimp (with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce)

5 from 18 votes

This shrimp recipe couldn't get any easier and you'll be dreaming about this sauce! You get perfectly tender baked shrimp covered in a bright, rich sauce that's perfect for sopping up with fresh crusty bread. Plus you can't beat the quick bake time here.

Servings: 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

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.

  4. Bake in preheated oven until shrimp are cooked through (pink and opaque) about 9 - 13 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm, spooning sauce over shrimp.

Nutrition Facts
Baked Shrimp (with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 387mg129%
Sodium 353mg15%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 535IU11%
Vitamin C 11.9mg14%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Shrimp
Author: Jaclyn

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52 Comments

  • Tabi C.

    Super delicious, I can’t have dairy so I substituted vegan butter and it was fantastic!

  • Maria

    So easy and absolutely delicious! This is going to be my go-to shrimp recipe. Thank you!

  • MotherSquid

    Had a windfall 5# of 8/10 count beautiful fresh Florida Red shrimp.. Needed a quick flexible recipe & chose this. Made 2# lemon pepper & 3# lemon garlic red pepper.
    Went HEAVY w garlic. Added 3 large cloves, 1/2 large juicy lemon & 1/2 stick butter + 1/2t each red chili & black pepper per pound of shrimp. After juicing lemon, sliced rinds & tossed w shrimp & added to pan before roasting. Served w basmati rice, roasted green beans & crispy bread;. The sauce was especially great. After cleaning shrimp, the prep was fast, & really flexible. Spice levels adjustable & in our case, easy to make some garlic free for the vampires. We have some shrimp leftover; Shrimp Tacos w pickled onions & guacamole? Shrimp cocktail? Shrimp & linguini? This recipe is a great base for dozens of delicious dinners. Thank you!

  • Judy

    Beyond easy and very delicious…recommend tasting the sauce before pouring it on the shrimp… I wound up using much more butter than the recipe called for…I think I put too much lemon juice in initially!