Sheet Pan Shrimp

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Cilantro lime sheet pan shrimp is a light dish loaded with flavor. Top over cauliflower rice or a salad. The cilantro lime marinade adds a little zing to every bite.

Lime Vinaigrette Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Shrimp & Veggies Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro

Sheet Pan Shrimp Directions

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Keto Sheet Pan Shrimp Recipe

cooked shrimp with tails on covered in cilantro

If you love one pan dishes that require little to no mess to clean up, this is the sheet pan shrimp recipe for you. This keto sheet pan is an easy, quick, and fun way to make dinner that involves only one pan. You will get massive flavor with the cilantro lime vinaigrette covering the baked shrimp, bursting tomatoes with roasted garlic.

This dish also requires no experience to make and doesn’t involve you, spending most of your night standing by the stove. It gets put into the oven and doesn’t need to be touched until cooked, which is about 10 minutes! This sheet pan dinner recipe will show you how to make the best oven-baked shrimp ever.

With a busy low carb lifestyle, the last thing you want to do is clean up a stack of dishes for one meal at the end of the night. Luckily this keto shrimp recipe requires only one sheet pan, which means only one thing to clean. However, you can line your tray with aluminum foil to have no dishes to clean at all.

This keto sheet pan recipe is also very versatile. And can be flavored to how you like your shrimp, such as cilantro lime shrimp or just eliminate the cilantro if you don’t like the flavor. You can also create tasty dishes by adding your cooked shrimp over a salad or even some cauliflower rice. Many people make shrimp fajita by baking their shrimp on a sheet pan with bell peppers and onions, but this is a fun twist. Or next time you are having a shrimp boil, consider making this sheet pan shrimp recipe in the oven!

colorful salad of shrimp, roasted tomatoes, asparagus and bell pepper

How to Tell if Shrimp is Done Cooking?

It can be pretty nerve-racking not knowing if your shrimp get cooked. My easy trick on how to tell if your shrimp get done is by the color. For instance, typical prawns are typically a white-grey color when raw, but as they cook, the meat turned to a white-pink color with some accents of red in the shrimp tails.

Another way to tell if a shrimp gets cooked is by the muscle contracting. The shrimp should be curled up and shrinks in size slightly.

Roasted Vegetables

This recipe doesn’t just work for succulent shrimp, but it can also work for roasting, vegetables too. You can always swap the bell pepper, tomatoes and asparagus used in this sheet pan recipe for some of your favorite low carb vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, brussels sprouts, green beans or even use red onion. We find that this type of roasting on the baking sheet brings the best flavors out of asparagus, yellow bell pepper, cherry tomatoes and roasting garlic in this sheet pan shrimp dinner.

cooked shrimp topped on a salad with a tray of shrimp

Benefits of Sheet Pan Cooking

Why is cooking in the oven better than cooking on the stove? Well, not only does it make the clean up of dishes so much easier, by cutting down the amount to clean to one pan is phenomenal. Using sheet pan meals also prevent splatters and such from getting on your stovetop. No mess gets made while cooking this keto sheet pan recipe.
Lastly, using an oven for sheet pan meals give you more freedom to do with the rest of your evening, as it is a set and forget type of meal.

How to Devein Shrimp

Below is a step-by-step guide as to how you can devein your shrimp efficiently.
1. Remove shrimp shell
2. Grab a small sharp knife and cut a shallow cut into the back of the shrimp. You’ll find the backside of the shrimp has a prominent dark vein along it.
3. Open up the incision you have made and with the tip of your knife, pick out the vein gently with your finger on it for stability.
This method should take a minute or so to accomplish when first beginning but is easily adapted.

If you are working with frozen shrimp, of course, let them thaw in the refrigerator before baking or place them in a cold water bath for 20-30 minutes to help the frozen shrimp thaw.

a bunch of baked shrimp with tails on and topped with cilantro

Tails On or Off

The frequently asked question of tails on or off always arises when cooking shrimp. The answer is that it is your preference. Both tails on and tails off bother work for this recipe. However, our preference is that we like to have them on. This suggestion is because it makes it super easy to hold onto while you pick them up and eat them.

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