BBQ Roasted Shrimp

April 23, 2014

Roasted shrimp. My goodness gracious! I am so happy to have discovered this way of cooking shrimp. Since I am not the biggest fan of cooked shrimp, unless they are FRIED (of course! Lol), I was pretty much smiling from ear to ear when I bit into one of these perfectly cooked and flavorful shrimp last night for dinner. I remember watching Ina Garten (LOVE her!) roast shrimp on her cooking show and mentally storing it for future reference.  After thawing these shrimp and trying to figure out how to cook them last night, it was the perfect time to try this technique out.  They are super easy and the seasoning possibilities on these are pretty endless. I will never boil or steam a shrimp again!

Ingredients {2 Servings}
1 Dozen Deveined Shrimp
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Barbecue Seasoning {or your favorite seasoning!}

First things first, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

{Start with deveined frozen-then-thawed or fresh shrimp and remove the shells {I like to leave the tails on}.}
{Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels.  They need to be really dry so that the oil coats them well.}

{Add the shrimp to a large bowl then add the olive oil.}

{Let's pause for a moment and discuss this seasoning.  It is the BOMB.  Sweet, savory with just the perfect amount of smoky flavor.  We put this seasoning on EVERYTHING.  My favorite is to sprinkle it on hot, buttered popcorn.  Talk about a good snack! It's cravable and SO amazing.  We have also sprinkled it on piping hot straight-out-the-oil fries and oh my goodness.  Insane!  I have also sprinkled it on salmon steaks, right before grilling. SO GOOD.  This will take your BBQ chicken to the next level.  As you can see, I highly, HIGHLY recommend it! :)}

{Generously season your shrimp and coat with the oil.}

{Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 8 minutes.  Be sure to set the timer!  The last thing you want is overcooked, rubbery shrimp.}

{Your roasted shrimp will have a deep and rich flavor from the HOT oven and will be perfectly seasoned.}

{Serve them up and enjoy.  We had them with sautéed kale, which is an absolute weeknight side-dish staple.  Recipe post on that coming soon!}

Have you ever roasted shrimp?

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