Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

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Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you’ll fall in love!

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

So I have a question. Now that Thanksgiving is over I feel like I can ask these and get some real answers. Do you have a “pre-game” before Thanksgiving Dinner? {aka… do you eat or snack before you sit down for the big turkey meal?}

I ask because I was reading the November issue of The FoodNetwork Magazine a couple weeks ago and there was a section entitled – “How the Stars Celebrate”.

There were a bunch of questions that each “star chef” had to answer. Basically about how they “do things” on Thanksgiving Day. I found myself laughing as I was reading the answers because it made me think about how we do things.

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

Just for kicks and giggles I thought we could answer these questions today. So.. here’s how its gonna work. I will ask the question, then answer it, and THEN I WANT you to answer it below in the comments. I seriously do want to hear the answers to these questions, plus I just think it will be fun!

Are you ready?

Here we go!

Question #1: What time is “mealtime” on Thanksgiving Day for you? We usually start eating around 2-3pm so that we have time for Round 2 at like 7pm. Woot Woot!

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Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

Question #2: What’s your Worst Thanksgiving Disaster? It was one of my first years making Thanksgiving dinner since we’ve were married. I had seasoned the turkey, put it in the oven, basted it, then removed it from the oven expecting to have some amazing experience and then realized that I forgot to take the neck and bag of liver and giblets out of the turkey before I baked it for 5 hours.  Oops!

Questions #3: Do you Brine your Turkey or No Brine? I usually don’t brine but this year I tried something a little different and did a dry brine the day before. Then I slathered it with this amazing citrus garlic fresh herb compound butter I use every year and stuff it with fresh citrus. It makes the turkey so moist and the fresh herbs and butter give it so much flavor!

Question #4: Do you have an “oddball dish” that you serve at Thanksgiving Dinner?  Not really, we are pretty traditional at Thanksgiving. But at Christmas, if I’m hosting we make BBQ Pork Ribs on the Grill which isn’t very typical. But when in Texas and you have great grilling weather, hit up that grill!

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

Question #5: Stuffing… do you put it in the bird or out of the bird? I’m not a fan of stuffing. When we made it growing up it was gross.. {sorry mom}. But I did make this Cranberry Maple Stuffing with Jones Sausage OUTSIDE of the bird and it may have made a stuffing lover out of me. The sweetness from the maple, tart cranberries, fresh blueberries, and apples with the salty sausage is hands down amazing! 

Question #6: What is your pie of choice? Um.. is this really a question? Pumpkin… duh! Next up would be my moms Sweet Potato Pie, then warm apple lattice pie and then pecan pie. Speaking of pumpkin pie, have you guys had this new pumpkin dump cake that I’ve been seeing on Pinterest? It’s like pumpkin crack! Crazy good!

Question #7: What are you most thankful for?  I’m definitely thankful for my family. Being married to such an amazing Godly, patient, wise, and sexy man rocks.  Plus he gave me an adorable little boy who loves his mommy and a precious little girl who’s cooking in my belly as we speak. We’ve been waiting and praying for this little girl for four years so he arrival is much anticipated. I’m blown away and so thankful for God’s goodness to us and his blessings!

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

Roasted Shrimp

Ok, that was fun!

Next up… this Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce.

How do you keep Shrimp in the oven?

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss shrimp, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, dry basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toss until all coated.
  3. Spread shrimp out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Can you cook Shrimp from frozen?

It is best to thaw the shrimp and then cook them. To thaw place shrimp in a colander and run cold water over them for 5 minutes. Toss the shrimp with your hands on occasion to make sure the shrimp are exposed to the cold water.

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

These Shrimp have consistently been one of the most popular recipes on my site since 2014. So I thought it was time to retake pictures of these bad boys and give them a little facelift. After all, they deserve it!

Have you ever roasted shrimp before? It’s probably one of the easiest ways to make shrimp. Just season them, throw them on a baking sheet (no skewering or flipping involved) and they’re done in 10 minutes! The flavors of the shrimp are enhanced in the roasted process and they turn out a little sweet.

The fresh garlic herb seasoning of these Shrimp combined with the spicy horseradish infused cocktail sauce rocks.

We’ve had this for dinner before but it would be a great appetizer to serve for the holidays! So put the flavorless store bought cocktail shrimp down!!!

Make these Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp! They’re the ultimate holiday party appetizer that will be the star of the show!

What to serve with Roasted Shrimp?

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you'll fall in love!

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garlic herb roasted shrimp with cocktail sauce

Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 15 mins
  • yield Yield: 3-4 cups of shrimp 1x
  • category Category: Appetizer, Seafood, 30 Minute Meal, Kid Friendly, Gluten Free, Holiday
  • method Method: oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: american

Description

Easy 10 Minute Garlic Herb Roasted Shrimp served with a homemade Cocktail Sauce. These Roasted Shrimp are the ultimate Holiday Party Appetizer! So put that flavorless cocktail shrimp down and make these! I guarantee you’ll fall in love!

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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. of Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 34 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • salt & pepper

Cocktail Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of horseradish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, toss shrimp, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, dry basil, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Toss until all coated.
  3. Spread shrimp out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  5. While the shrimp are cooking, in a small bowl mix ketchup and horseradish. Set aside.
  6. Remove shrimp from the oven, let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve with homemade cocktail sauce.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

Keywords: roasted shrimp, 10 minute roasted shrimp, easy shrimp recipes, party food, cocktail sauce, holiday party appetizer, party appetizers, shrimp cocktail,

 

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127 Responses
  1. Dad Life

    My wife loves shrimp. I am going to make this for her this weekend as a surprise, based on your pics I am sure she will love it!

  2. Tina

    “Delicious”, “these shrimp are so good”, “wow! Who made the shrimp” were just a few of the comments from young and old alike. And I agree. This recipe is delicious and it was so easy!

  3. Corinne

    These shrimp sound so yummy, and I want to have them for Christmas Eve appetizers.

    Can you give me an idea of the size of shrimp you used? Shrimp are sold here priced on the approximate number of shrimp per pound, like 12 – 15 or 25 to 28. I think the size of the shrimp would make a real difference in cooking time.

    Thanks!

  4. Sheila

    I made this for a moms gtg a couple of weeks ago and it was so delicious that it was all gone before I knew it. I loved how easy and quick it was to throw together and I even added a dash of cayenne. Thanks for a great recipe.

  5. Sheila

    I made this for my girls night in and it went fast. I love that it was easy and very tasty! Thanks for a delicious recipe..

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