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What’s For Dinner? Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Yay again for Pinterest! Yesterday I saw a picture of a shrimp dish on Pinterest that I just knew I had to make! So I headed on over to Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice Recipe Blog to see if I could attempt it! What a simple and delicious dish it is! If you follow me on facebook, you already know I was makin’ this for din-din! 

I don’t normally cook shrimp because the kids hate it, but they are with Grandma & Grandpa this week, so I seized the opportunity and made this dish for the hubs and I.

What I loved most about this recipe was that it was all done in one dish!  So simple! And roasted shrimp?!  I had never even thought about cooking them this way… they tasted amazing! I will definitely roast my shrimp from now on!


Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp


  • 1 pound of shrimp (deveined (tails removed too if you prefer) (fresh, or cooked & frozen))
  • 1 lemon
  • 34 sprigs of fresh thyme (or 12 tsp dried)
  • 35 cloves of garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Rice


  1. Zest lemon. Then cut it into thin slices.
  2. Mince garlic.
  3. If you are using fresh thyme, remove the stems and just use the leaves.
  4. In an oven proof dish, add olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, salt & pepper and thyme. Mix. Then put into a preheated 400 degree oven, for 5-8 minutes. Watch very carefully! Bake until everything looks soft, and watch so the garlic doesn’t burn.
  5. In the mean time, on the stove, cook your rice according to package directions.
  6. When the oil/garlic/herb mix is done, take the dish out of the oven, and add the shrimp and lemon slices. Mix.
  7. Continue to bake for about 10 more minutes. Again watch so it doesn’t burn!

Roasted Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe Tips:

  • This dish would be great as a side dish or a main meal over rice.
  • We initially served this over pasta, but we thought it would be MUCH better over rice.  (There is some sauce/juice in the dish that would get soaked up amazingly by the rice!)
  • The original recipe called for fresh shrimp, but I had frozen, pre-cooked shrimp on hand, so I used that.  I just adjusted (lessened) the cooking time for pre-cooked shrimp, and they turned out great!

 Don’t you just love it when you find a keeper!

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    August 10, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Looks like a “must-try!”

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    August 10, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    The title caught my attention, it has all the right stuff! Glad I popped in and I bookmarked the recipe. Thanks for sharing-yum!

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    Lindsay @ Delighted Momma
    August 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM

    You had me at simple and delicious! Looks amazing Jo-Anna!

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    Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    August 11, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Oh my goodness! That shrimp looks wonderful! I LOVE shrimp but unfortunately my husband doesn’t like it so I rarely make it.

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    August 11, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    Yummmo! That looks delish…love all your foodie pics!

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    Erin @ Cooking on Whim
    August 14, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    These look so good– perfectly cooked, and an awesome combination.

    I am a new follower of your blog– check out mine, and follow along! 🙂

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    August 15, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    Shrimp are so yummy and yet so low in calories 🙂

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    Rug Cleaning Los Angeles
    August 17, 2011 at 6:19 PM

    What a great summer dish! I can’t wait to make this over the weekend… 😀

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    August 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I’d love for you to link up again 🙂

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    January 10, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Wow! Just found this thanks to your new “Dinners in 1 Hour” section you mentioned on FaceBook… my mom Loves shrimp and garlic and lemons… and the lady who cooks dinners for her doesn’t… 🙁
    I’ve been looking for quick and easy recipes I could do while visiting. This one will definitely be tried.
    I’m really hoping it’s easy (fairly foolproof) I’m not much of a chef. But I try… (not poisoned anyone yet) 🙂

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      January 10, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      I love this! I hope your mom loves this dish – it really is fantastic – and it’s very easy – no chef experience required! 😉

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    Healty mommy
    May 30, 2013 at 5:20 PM

    I made this tonight. It was so yummy and flavorful, and best of all so easy to make! I got home from work at 4:30pm and dinner was ready by 5pm! Thanks for the recipe!!

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      May 31, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      You are so welcome! I’m so happy that you made it and loved it!

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    June 12, 2016 at 8:12 PM

    I made this tonight and it was great! Thank you 🙂

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