Easy Roasted Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

I was looking for a super simple, quick but healthy meal to make during the week and I was lucky to find this recipe from Skinnytaste! It seriously was the easiest shrimp meal I had ever put together, plus it was flavorful and delicious. I served it with a simple side dish of orzo and broccoli.

I made this with both fresh and frozen shrimp and it turned out great. (Of course, thaw the frozen shrimp before cooking) I also added some more garlic because me and my fiance love it. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
  2. Spray your baking sheets with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the shrimp, garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes together in a bowl.
  4. Arrange the shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheets. Roast 6-8 minutes or until shrimp turns opaque.
  5. Squeeze lemon over cooked shrimp and garnish with parsley.
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Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

This recipe was originally from Ina Garten¬†and I mostly follow it with just a few changes. I like this recipe because it’s quick and tastes delicious, but the high butter and olive oil content mean it’s not the healthiest. It’s one of my boyfriend’s favorites.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of linguine (I like spinach linguine)
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb shrimp (fresh or frozen), peeled and deveined
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/4 of a lemon, cut into thin slices
  • A dash of red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Boil your pasta according to box instructions. Drain and set aside when done.
  2. In a large heavy bottomed pan, melt butter and olive oil over medium-low heat.
  3. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add shrimp, salt and pepper. Saute for about 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring often.
  5. Remove from heat. Add parsely, lemon juice, lemon slices and red pepper flakes. Stir to combine.
  6. Add linguine, toss and serve.