Baked Shrimp (with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce)

02.18.2019

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.

More Delicious Easy Shrimp Recipes to Try!

Close up image of baked shrimp in baking dish.

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Baked Shrimp (with Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce)

5 from 3 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*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 387mg 129%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 123mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 14.4%
Calcium 21.5%
Iron 17.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Shrimp
Calories: 248 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

13 comments

  • Dena: I made this dish for dinner tonight. It was excellent and we loved it. I served it with roasted asparagus and and an Italian salad. It was great to come home from work, cook dinner, eat and wash dishes in less than 2 hours! It was quick and easy but tasted like it was from a restaurant. Definitely will be making this again! February 26, 2019 at 5:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your review Dena! So glad you loved it! February 26, 2019 at 5:57pm Reply

  • Kimberly: What kind of rice is paired with the shrimp? February 26, 2019 at 10:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It’s orzo pasta. February 26, 2019 at 3:05pm Reply

  • Marianna Gidaro: Can this receipe be cooked in a pan? February 25, 2019 at 2:11pm Reply

  • Joan: Looks divine! Will prepare this weekend. What size is extra large shrimp? 21/25 count? February 22, 2019 at 5:41am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes 21/25 or 26/30 will work great here. Hope you enjoy! February 22, 2019 at 4:56pm Reply

  • Medison From CookwareStuffs: Wow…shrimp is a one of my favorite, and this looks soo yummy & tasty..i will try this from your recipe…Thanks for sharing…! February 20, 2019 at 3:14am Reply

  • SHARON LEWIS: COOL February 19, 2019 at 8:28pm Reply

  • Jane: Lovely & delish February 19, 2019 at 7:26am Reply

  • Margaret Cline: Love your recipes, but leaving your site. I understand your desire to make money, but there are just too many ads. February 19, 2019 at 5:36am Reply

    • JKL: Could not agree more. Perfectly said. Great recipe and worth scrolling through, but my goodness! February 19, 2019 at 8:51pm Reply

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