Roasted shrimp cocktail is an absolute classic with just the right amount of spin to make it exciting again. Not to mention you can customize it however you like. Here we’ve used lots of lemon and pepper, but you could customize in a number of ways. Try using old bay, garam masala or other spice blend in place or in addition to the lemon.
Makes approximately 4 servings
You Will Need
1 pound extra-large shrimp, shelled with tails left on
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 lemon, cut into wedges, for serving
Cocktail sauce, for serving
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Toss the shrimp with olive oil, salt, pepper, and the lemon zest. Tumble shrimp onto the baking sheet and spread into one layer. (If you are doubling this recipe, you may need two baking sheets. Try to leave some space between each shrimp).
Roast the shrimp for 5 to 10 minutes until pink, firm, and cooked through. Serve with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce on the side.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
Grilled Shrimp Cocktail: If you’re not feeling like turning on the oven, try grilling the shrimp instead of roasting. Skewers make this extra easy. First, soak wooden or bamboo skewers in water for 30 minutes or so then thread the shrimp on to them. Grill over medium heat until pink, firm and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes on each side.
We use kosher salt. If you don’t have it on hand, keep this in mind: 1 teaspoon fine sea or table salt = about 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt.
Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values. We did not include cocktail sauce.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Calories 110 / Protein 15 g / Carbohydrate 1 g / Dietary Fiber 0 g / Total Sugars 0 g / Total Fat 5 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 141 mg
AUTHOR:Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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