These tangy baked shrimp I threw together with the ingredients I had on hand and not much time to stand at the stove, but my husband and I were very hungry. Surprise, surprise! It turned out to be fabulously tasty! Hope you like it too! Serve with rice.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
20 mins
30 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a glass or ceramic baking dish with olive oil.

  • Mix shrimp, tomato paste, chili powder, basil, garlic powder, and salt. Add lemon juice and mix well. Add cilantro; mix well. Pour into the prepared baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until shrimp are bright pink, 20 to 25 minutes; don't overcook, the shrimp will get hard.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 2 tablespoons paprika instead of chili powder.

It's okay to use shrimp with the tail on, too.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 26.4g; carbohydrates 7.5g; fat 3.9g; cholesterol 230.4mg; sodium 886.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Great dish for work nights! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
My family loved this recipe. I wanted to do a one dish recipe for dinner, so I added veggies - a layer of zucchini on the bottom, slices of onion and green pepper, and some chopped up cabbage, with the shrimp on top. I made my own tomato paste with fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. I also trippled all of the sauce ingredients (except for the oil), spread it on top of the shrimp, and topped with cilantro and lemon juice. The tomato paste and shrimp flavor seeped down through the veggies as they cooked. It was amazing - we loved the flavor of the sauce!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great dish for work nights! Read More