Everyone knows that bacon makes everything better. So even if you’re not a fan of seafood, there’s a 90% chance that you’ll love this. Cooked and wrapped in 40 minutes, it’ll be a go-to for your busiest days!
It’ll only take a few bites for the family to fall in love with this pizza. Especially if they’re eager for something different, the mushroom, cheese, and shrimp mix will spur their appetites. Be prepared for this pizza request time and time again!
Just one bite of this quiche can totally turn your day around and make it seem better. It includes tasty mushrooms in a creamy, decadent center. Moreover, you can prepare it days ahead, freeze it, and simply bake it when needed.
This rack of kabobs will instantly perk up your dinner table. You’ll love their texture-rich feel and colorful veggie skewers with marinated shrimp. And then all you need is cooked potatoes to complete this meal.
This crustacean twist on mac and cheese is ideal for raising the bar at any dining table. It’s semi-sophisticated, creamy, and comfort food you can serve for guests. Or, gorge on it alone—no one’s judging.
Another advantage of baking is that you can season the shrimp right before putting them in the oven. If you use a baking dish, place the shrimp in a single layer on the pan and add your seasoning of choice. The shrimp will absorb the flavors during the cooking process.
It doesn’t need a long marinating time. In fact, you shouldn’t marinate shrimp too long, especially if your seasoning contains acidic ingredients as it can affect the texture.
Be sure to check what the recipe says and don’t marinate your shrimp for longer than 30 minutes (for acidic ingredients) or 2 hours (for others).
How Long Should You Bake Shrimp?
The exact baking time will depend on how much shrimp you have and how big it is, as well as the temperature of the oven.
at 350 °F: 12-13 minutes
at 375 °F: 10-12 minutes
at 400 °F: 8-10 minutes
How to Know When Baked Shrimp Are Done
Because the cooking time varies depending on how hot the oven is, you should rely on additional factors to determine if your shrimp is fully cooked. The top two being: the appearance of the shrimp and the internal temperature.
Appearance: When shrimp starts curling into a C-shape and its color is pinkish, you should get ready because it’s almost done.
Temperature: The USDA states that shrimp is cooked through and safe to eat when it has an internal temperature of 145 °F.
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Baked Shrimp
You can refrigerate baked shrimp in airtight containers and they should last for 3-4 days. The shelf life can be extended for up to 10-12 months in the freezer.
Reheating shrimp is simple, the best method is the one you used to cook it. In this case, reheating in the oven is the best choice.
First, preheat the oven to 300 °F.
Spread out the shrimp evenly on a lined baking pan.
Cover them with aluminum foil to keep in the moisture.
Bake at 300 °F for 15 minutes.
Remove the shrimp from the oven and enjoy.
Using the microwave is also an option, especially if you bring leftovers to work or school.
Make sure that you put the shrimp in a microwave-safe container.
Add a little bit of water to the shrimp.
Loosely cover the container with the lid.
Reheat the shrimp on high for 1-2 minutes. You should start with 1 minute and then check if it’s heated through, if not, heat in 30 second increments until it is.
Remove the shrimp from the microwave and enjoy.
What to Serve With Baked Shrimp
Baked shrimp sounds delicious, but it’s not a whole meal in itself. Here are some recommendations for what you can serve alongside it:
Baked or roasted vegetables: broccoli, asparagus, corn, potatoes, carrots, etc.
Salads: coleslaw, Caesar, pasta salad, or your own creation.