Roasted Lemon Garlic Herb Shrimp

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"We loved this roasted shrimp and angel hair spaghetti with garlic, thyme and lemon from the very first time we had it. I wanted to post it here in a safe place for future use. Adapted from Fine Cooking."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (288 g)
  • Calories 458.5
  • Total Fat - 34.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 232 mg
  • Sodium - 1204.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.1 g
  • Sugars - 1.8 g
  • Protein - 29.9 g
  • Calcium - 118.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 39 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

In an 8x8 inch glass baking pan combine olive oil, lemon zest and thyme. Olive oil should liberally cover the bottom of the pan. If it doesn't, drizzle in a little more.

Step 3

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes, checking every few minutes.

Step 5

If it looks like it is getting too brown, remove and proceed to next step. Meanwhile cook pasta, drain, and toss with a pat of butter or olive oil. Set aside.

Step 6

Remove pan from oven, add butter, and move it around a little to melt.

Step 7

Add shrimp, garlic and the thin sliced lemons (don't squeeze them).

Step 8

Toss to coat with oil mixture.

Step 9

Bake for 8-10 more minutes, or until shrimp turn pink and just start to curl. Check often.

Step 10

Serve over pasta, couscous, or rice tossed with additional extra-virgin olive oil and fresh-squeezed lemon with additional lemon wedges for serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Easy and extra delicious! Great pasta dish indeed! Will see many repeats!

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(11 Apr 2019)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I followed the ingredients but prepared the recipe stove top. I let the lemons & garlic start to brown then added the shrimp for just a few minutes. Wonderful flavour. Will do again.24 January 16 Made again, the same way and enjoyed again just as much. This is a wonderful, flavour loaded easy recipe.7 April 2019 Just enough garlic, lemon & thyme - lovely flavour. I used mediem size white prawns. The 10 minute cook time was perfect - the shrimp almost exploded in my mouth. This was the third time that I have made this recipe so you can tell I love it. This time made in the oven just as the recipe calls for.

(7 Dec 2015)


(21 Sep 2015)

Avery And Maxs Mom

My kind of dish! This was so delicious that I way overate. My daughter loved it too, and she is a little fuss budget when it comes to food, so finding something she likes pleases me. This is yummy with shrimp but I will be using chicken when I make it again. Five stars for us for sure!

(5 Dec 2014)


Oh yummy! I used a Portugese extra virgin olive oil and meyer lemon for this lovely dish! Served it over basmati rice. Everyone asked for the recipe. Thank you for sharing Joni! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(3 Dec 2014)

Sue Lau

This is very good! I made it with angel hair pasta and it reminds me of pasta dishes I have made with preserved lemons. Nicely zippy! More lemony than scampi and kind of Greek tasting. Thanks for posting!

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(11 Nov 2014)