Simple Roasted Shrimp Dinner

This week has been packed with after work activities. I normally get pretty lazy after work hours…ok, so I make time for zumba and typically work on my blogs and other personal project, but I guess what I’m trying to say is that I turn into a total HOMEBODY!

Weeks like this require super simple dinners. I threw this one together using stuff around the house:


I had two sweet potatoes left from our last organic product delivery, so I sliced another up for some sweet potato chips. This time, I drizzled them with olive oil, salt, and pepper before baking. I drizzled them with maple syrup AFTER the cooking was over so as to not have the burnt up mess I did last time.


Letting the oven do all the heavy lifting for dinner sounded like a good idea, so I tried a new method of preparing my shrimp (defrosted frozen TJ’s shrimp) – roasting! Towards the end of the cooking time of the potatoes, I added a baking sheet of shrimp tossed in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Once the shrimp came out of the oven, I tossed them with fresh squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest.


While the potatoes and shrimp cooked, I enjoyed a simple salad of nice, peppery arugula with some diced yellow pepper and Drew’s Rosemary Balsamic Dressing – yum!


The plate looks sparse, but I couldn’t fit that huge salad on the same plate as the entree.


Who knew roast shrimp were so good? I think I found a new favorite way to prepare shrimp…yum!

5 thoughts on “Simple Roasted Shrimp Dinner”

  1. mmm . . I've never roasted shrimp before looks good, but my guy doesn't like shrimp 🙁 boo. I know I've asked you this already, but I can't seem to find the darn message! What model is your camera again? I'm looking at the canon rebel xsi and am seriously thinking about getting it, but your camera is always amazing in dim light and I wanted to make sure from you first 🙂 thanks soo much sorry for asking again.

  2. found it! you got the sd780is, right? I'm really debating if I should go all out for the digital slr or stay with a solid point and shoot with the sd880is?? Help!? thanks 🙂


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