Sizzling Shrimp

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This messy but delectable first course is perfect for sharing among good friends. Serve straight from the baking dish with good quality crusty bread to mop up the spicy olive oil.

NotesFreezer Tip:

You could prepare and freeze this dish, but why bother? It’s a snap to make with thawed frozen shrimp which have already been shelled and deveined.


Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseappetizer, main course

Dietary Considerationegg-free, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free

Equipmentbaking/gratin dish

Five Ingredients or LessYes



Taste and Texturegarlicky, hot & spicy, savory


  • 1½ lbs (750 g) raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined, patted dry 
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced 
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) salt 
  • ¼ tsp (1 ml) hot pepper flakes 
  • ½ cup (125 ml) olive oil 
  • 9-inch (22.5 cm) ovenproof earthenware dish or glass pie plate


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C)

  2. Spread out shrimp in baking dish; tuck slices of garlic in amongst shrimp. Sprinkle with salt and hot pepper flakes. Drizzle oil evenly over shrimp.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring once or twice, until shrimp are pink and opaque and oil is bubbling. Serve at once.

  4. From Julia Aitken: Easy Entertaining


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You have two preheat temperatures!! Which is correct 450 or 350????


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