Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

You know those nights when you aren’t in the mood to cook but you don’t want to eat takeout either?

Last night was one of those nights and Roasted Royal Red Shrimp dipped in melted butter is the answer.

Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

Royal Reds are up there with Key West Pinks on my Favorite Shrimp List.

They get their name because they are this beautiful red color even before cooked.

Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

I like to leave the shells and heads on when I roast them but I still de-vein them.

The easiest way I’ve found is to cut along the back of the shell with kitchen shears.

Once de-veined, I put them on a sheet pan, drizzled them with olive oil, dashed them with Old Bay, and then tossed them into a 500F oven.

Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

It doesn’t take long for the shrimp to cook so be sure to watch them.

Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

We each ate a pound with a side of melted garlic butter.

Quick. Easy. Delicious.

Roasted Royal Red Shrimp

And so much better than takeout.

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