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Is This Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp the Easiest Recipe Ever? We Think So

It's hard to believe, but this simple baked shrimp recipe is even easier than whipping up a stir-fry.

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When you’re craving takeout, making your own combo of protein, veggies and sauces or seasonings at home is the healthier, cheaper option. But cooking takes precious time – time you might not necessarily have on your busiest weeknights. And that’s exactly why we created this Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp recipe.

It’s a lunch or dinner recipe that’s so effortless and quick that it’ll be ready well before you can finish your takeout order on your smartphone. Featuring just a handful of ingredients and a cook time of just 15 minutes, you can make this complete meal any time.

Kind of like a stir-fry, but with very little prep and a seriously short cook time, this Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp is also customizable. You can bake the shrimp with your go-to green veggies. We like sugar snap peas, baby bok choy or green beans, but the possibilities are endless. You can use broccoli, broccolini, mustard greens or even non-green vegetables if you’d like. Just keep in mind that thicker veggies and root vegetables will extend your cook time beyond 15 minutes – so we recommend keeping it lighter and smaller to save time.

Once fully cooked and ready to serve, you can take your shrimp and veg out of the oven and layer them over a bed of grains, if you’d like. Rice, cauli rice, bulgur and even spiralized “zoodles” all make a great pairing for this flavor-packed, easiest-ever recipe.

Sweet & Spicy Baked Shrimp

Servings
4
Duration
15 min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb jumbo (21–25) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tbsp garlic-chile sauce
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas, green beans or baby bok choy
  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds, optional

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, mix together shrimp, garlic-chile sauce and honey. Spread out on prepared sheet.
  3. In same bowl, combine snap peas and sesame oil and spread on sheet around shrimp.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, until shrimp are pink and firm to the touch. Garnish with sesame seeds (if using).