Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli

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"Modified recipe from Cooking Light, May 2011. Good and very good for you! Depending upon your microwave wattage, nuke the broccoli for 1-2 minutes before roasting shrimp and broccoli in your preheated oven. Allow additional prep time if your shrimp is shell-on!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (352.5 g)
  • Calories 237.8
  • Total Fat - 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 214.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1437.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.7 g
  • Sugars - 3.5 g
  • Protein - 27 g
  • Calcium - 162.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 133 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425F.

Step 2

Combine 1 tablespoon oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, minced garlic and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Add shrimp; toss to combine.

Step 3

Microwave broccoli florets for 1-2 minutes (depending on your microwave wattage). Immediately arrange broccoli florets in a single layer on a rimmed jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.

Step 4

Arrange shrimp among the broccoli florets already in a single layer on the rimmed pan.

Step 5

Roast at 425F for 8 minutes, or until shrimp is done.

Step 6

While shrimp and broccoli are roasting, combine 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons zest, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Add roasted broccoli and shrimp; toss to combine.

Step 7

Serve immediately with optional lemon wedges.


  • Rimmed jelly-roll pan
  • Cooking spray

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for ones that are firm and smell like the ocean.
  • If using frozen broccoli, make sure to thaw it before microwaving.

  • Substitute cauliflower for broccoli - Cauliflower is a great low-carb alternative to broccoli, and it can still provide many of the same nutritional benefits. Plus, it will give the dish a unique flavor and texture.
  • Substitute olive oil for canola oil - Canola oil is a great source of healthy fats, but olive oil is even healthier and has more antioxidants. This will help to add additional health benefits to the dish and make it even more nutritious.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Broccoli Substitute 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice for the 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and add 2 cloves of minced garlic to the marinade. Roast as directed.

Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes - This dish pairs perfectly with the Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli. The potatoes are roasted with garlic, parmesan cheese, and herbs, providing a delicious side dish that complements the flavors of the shrimp and broccoli. The potatoes are also a great source of fiber and complex carbohydrates, making them a great addition to a healthy meal.

Garlic Green Beans: This side dish is a great complement to the Roasted Shrimp & Broccoli. The green beans are cooked with garlic, herbs, and a hint of lemon, providing a flavorful and nutritious side dish. The green beans are packed with vitamins and minerals, making them a great addition to a balanced meal. Plus, the garlic adds a delicious kick to the dish that pairs perfectly with the shrimp and broccoli.


Q: What type of shrimp should I use?

A: Use large shrimp, peeled and deveined, for this recipe.

Q: How long should I cook the shrimp?

A: Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes until they are pink and opaque. Avoid overcooking them.

4 Reviews


Sorry for sounding clueless. What is a jelly roll pan? And what's the best alternative to cooking the broccoli without a microwave? Sorry for asking here in the reviews, I didn't know where else to.


review by:
(5 Mar 2023)


Delicious and so easy to prepare...I served it with rice...loved the heat of the red peppers...made for "Pick Me" tag game...


review by:
(8 Dec 2015)


Very good dish which we enjoyed. We used 2 pounds shrimp and a head of broccoli (didn't measure but I am sure it was over 5 cups). This is so easy to make on a busy day! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(25 Jun 2015)


Five stars all the way KUW. Wow, was this ever good. It was quick and easy to make with ingredients always found in the pantry. It was terrific, great flavors and textures. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe, that even my picky dh enjoyed. Made FYC Tag Game.


review by:
(30 Jan 2015)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The origin of shrimp and broccoli as a dish can be traced back to the ancient Chinese cuisine. It was a popular dish in the imperial court of the Qing dynasty.

Fun Fact 2: This dish is popular among celebrities and is often served at Hollywood events. It is also a favorite of former President Barack Obama, who has been known to enjoy it on occasion.