Spicy lemon baked shrimp

It’s been a while since I’ve eaten (let alone cooked) seafood.

I was really craving flounder fillet… maybe broiled with some lemon, butter, and parsley…  but when I got to the fish market, these jumbo shrimp just caught my eye. They were huge.

I needed to buy them and eat them for dinner ASAP.

That broiled flounder does sound delicious, though. There’s always next time 🙂



1 lb. of shrimp, cleaned & deveined

Juice of 1 lemon

3 Tbsp. of olive oil

1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. of black pepper

1/2 tsp. of dried oregano

pinch of salt



  1. In a large bowl, combine the shrimp, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. Let the shrimp mixture sit for about a half hour, soaking up the juices and spices.
  2. Transfer the shrimp mixture (with marinade) to a baking dish. Sprinkle with oregano and salt.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 7 minutes, flip the shrimp over, and bake for another 5 minutes or until shrimp exterior turns pink and flesh is slightly opaque/white.
    spicy lemon baked shrimp

    4. Serve with your favorite side & enjoy!

spicy lemon baked shrimp with a side of mediterranean chick pea salad… mmmmm



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11 thoughts on “Spicy lemon baked shrimp”

          1. I love the south! Whenever I visit Florida I make sure to hit up some good seafood restaurants. Enjoy your weekend as well!!!

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