Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe for shrimp cocktail is way better than any cold recipe I have ever tried! I saw it on Food Network by Ina of Barefoot Contessa... The shrimp is so flavorful!! The original recipe also included a cocktail sauce, but they were so good, we didn't even need sauce!


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Peel and devein the shrimp, leaving the tails on.
  3. Place them on a sheet pan with the olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread them in 1 layer. (I added a little Garlic salt too).
  4. Roast for 8 to10 minutes, just until pink and firm and cooked through.
  5. Set aside to cool.


Most Helpful

These shrimp are awesome!! I have been roasting shrimp for some time, no more boiled shrimp for me, they are tasteless now. They are great in other shrimp dishes too, good hot or cold. I add about a tablespoon of garlic powder to the salt and pepper, put all in a zip-loc bag, shake away and put on a sprayed sheet pan. Served with fresh lemons and a classic homemade cocktail sauce. Couldn't be simpler. Try this one NOW, you will get rave reviews! Thanks for posting, TiffyMadrox.

Scoutie May 23, 2009

My husband and I just devoured a a pound of this shrimp and loved every last bite. We didn't do Ina's cocktail sauce either as we have one we really enjoy. We used a medium shrimp (51-60 count per pound) as they were on sale for $4.99. We eye-balled the salt and pepper and gave it a light dusting of Old Bay. This was just so tasty and I can't imagine going back to boring 'ole boiled shrimp cocktail.

Michelle Figueroa July 19, 2009

Lovely !! Took this to a cook-out (eat-in - drizzling!)- with friends. A snap to fix ! had 2 lb. bag frozen, shelled, deveined shrimp -- thawed. Dh combined the other ingredients and mixed in a bowl with the shrimp - to cover. He laid them out on the jelly-roll pan, then drizzled more oil, some S&P, and roasted for 7 minutes. Didn't chill -- ate at room temp with homemade sauce of cocktail sauce, worcestershire, horseradish and a few shakes of hot sauce. Was SOO yummy --only 5 left ! Thanks for posting, Tiffany.

NurseJaney May 26, 2009

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