Sweet Lemon Shrimp
The easiest, most simple and flavorful shrimp marinated in a sweet and tangy lemon sauce that everyone will love!
I’m such a sucker for anything shrimp related – shrimp dumplings, shrimp quinoa spring rolls, shrimp enchiladas – you name it! But instead of using shrimp as a glorious filling, I decided it was time to let the shrimp be its very own star. With that said, I present to you the world’s easiest shrimp dish I have ever made. Not to mention, probably the best shrimp I’ve ever had!
As you can see from the step-by-step shots, it’s so easy to put together. All it requires is a simple marinade for at least 30 minutes. Once the shrimp is soaked in that sweet, Hoisin lemon marinade, you’ll pop these babies on a baking sheet and roast these bad boys until they’re cooked through. Done and done. I told you it was super easy!
You can serve it alongside some veggies and dinner is set. If you’d rather serve these as appetizers, go ahead and stick in some of those fancy appetizer toothpicks and serve. Appetizer or main dish, everyone will be fighting over who gets the last shrimp on the plate!
Sweet Lemon Shrimp
- ⅓ cup hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Zest of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 ½ pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- In a medium bowl, whisk together hoisin sauce, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper, to taste. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine shrimp and hoisin mixture; marinate for at least 30 minutes to overnight, turning the bag occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet; discard marinade. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
- Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.