Roasted shrimp cocktail is an absolute classic with just the right amount of spin to make it exciting again. Not to mention you can customize it however you like. Here, we’ve used lots of lemon and pepper, but you could customize in a number of ways. Try using old bay, garam masala or other spice blend in place or in addition to the lemon.
Tossing with a little sriracha and honey before roasting would be lovely.
1. Heat oven to 400º F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
2. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with the olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Tumble shrimp onto the baking sheet and spread into one layer. (If you are doubling this recipe, you may need two baking sheets. Try to leave some space between each shrimp).Roasted-Shrimp-Cocktail-Steps
3. Roast shrimp for 5 to 10 minutes until pink, firm and cooked through.
4. Serve with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce on the side. (This can be served straight from the oven or cold).
Notes and Tips
We use kosher salt. If you don’t have it on hand, keep this in mind: 1 teaspoon fine sea or table salt = about 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt.