Maria Faires’ Oven Baked Shrimp

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Maria Faires’ Oven Baked ShrimpthThis easy to prepare recipe makes shrimp that can be used as a main entrée, to top a salad or as an appetizer.

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, tail left on and deveined
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 2 garlic, minced
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • crushed red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  1. In a medium glass bowl, stir together the olive oil, salt, garlic, and black pepper. Season with crushed red pepper and or Italian Seasoning, if desired. Add shrimp, and toss to coat.
  2. Cover and refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  5. Add lemon to marinade and shrimp, stir. Pour shrimp onto baking sheet and evenly distribute. Place in oven and bake about 7-8 minutes or until opaque. Do not overcook.
  6. To serve as an appetizer, place a toothpick or party appetizer frill in each and place on a plate.

 

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