I am always looking for ways that I can cut down the number of dishes that I have to do after a meal. One of my favorite ways of keeping the dirties to a minimum is by roasting things in the oven. A foil wrapped baking sheet makes for super easy cleanup when the couch seems a little more inviting than a sink full of suds full of empty promises that it won’t dry out your hands.
One random Saturday I watched Ina make some shrimp cocktail and she roasted her shrimp.
Why this never occurred to me before I have no idea but I was determined to give it a try. Cooking seafood takes only minutes, it’s pretty fast and really effortless once you get experience under your apron. Shrimp do not take long to cook at all but roasting them means I don’t have to dirty a skillet and that’s really all that is needed for me to fall in love.
My desires are simple folks.
I preheated my oven to 400, lined my baking sheet and sprayed it with some nonstick spray. I dumped on some seasoned shrimp and tossed that in the oven. I kept a close eye on them because shrimp cook quickly. I didn’t even have to turn them! In about five minutes I had perfectly cooked plump shrimp. No skillet or pot of boiling water required!
Unless I’m making a saucy dish of some sort, this is my new method for cooking shrimp. It’s fast and so easy making couch time arrive a lot sooner!
Next time you make shrimp, give roasting a try and see what you think!