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Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp are juicy, succulent and garlicky with a fantastic spicy finish. Delicious served over pasta or rice for dinner or as a cold appetizer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic shrimp
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Kristin Maxwell


  • 1 ½ pound medium shrimp tail on, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced parsley plus some for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and parsley.
  • Add raw shrimp to the bowl and gently stir with a spoon to coat.
  • Spread the shrimp evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, just until shrimp turns pink and is firm.
  • Serve as a meal with a salad, or on top of rice or pasta. Also delicious as a cold appetizer served with cocktail sauce! Garnish with fresh minced parsley.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 981mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg