How Long To Bake Shrimp In Oven At 375?

Are you on the lookout for a spectacular seafood recipe? Look no further because we’ve got you covered with mouthwatering oven-baked shrimps seasoned with spiced butter and crispy breadcrumbs. This is my younger son’s favorite dish. And I usually prepare them in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This dish cooks very fast so it’s important to keep an eye on the shrimp cooking time for the best result. Now here’s the question. How long to bake shrimp in oven at 375 degrees? In this post, I like to share the answer and tips on cooking oven-baked shrimps.

How long to bake shrimp in oven at 375 degrees?

It takes 12 minutes to bake shrimps in oven at 375 degrees. It renders them super delicate on the inside and crunchy and golden-brown on the outside. While it is possible to check the internal temperature of the shrimp with a probe thermometer, this is not a common practice among cooks. The most popular method to check the shrimp for doneness is by its appearance. The shrimp is ready when it turns an opaque white with some bright red notes. If it’s translucent, it’s still raw. If it’s totally white without pink accents, it’s overcooked.

What are other temp to grill shrimp in the oven?

Although it’s close to broil temperature, 450 degrees is commonly used with shrimp to make its breadcrumb coating insanely crispy and golden-brown. The shrimps will take just 5 minutes to cook in the oven at 450 degrees.  But it’s not the best option for you if you prefer perfectly cooked shrimp meat because at 450 degrees, the inside is half-raw. To get a better cooked meat, we recommend you to try 400, 375 or 350 degrees. The shrimp will need 10 minutes to get fully cooked in the oven at 400 degrees F. It comes out with a crispy exterior and a white and tender interior,  a balance that will surely drive any shrimp enthusiast crazy. If you choose 350 degrees, you will get a delicate and juicy shrimp in 15 minutes. This temperature provides a thinner crust. Yet if you are not a fan of super crunchy crust, this is your go-to.

Which is the best cooking temperature for shrimp in oven?

When it comes to shrimps, our optimal cooking temperatures are 375 and 400 degrees.  We’ll use 400 degrees when we want a slightly crispier exterior. Both options provide a delightful combination of crispiness and tenderness your guests won’t resist. If you are an avid fan of extremely crispy shrimps, your go-to route is 450 degrees. We would encourage you, though, to heat the oven only to 425 degrees. It will also provide a considerable crisp while cooking the meat a bit better and evenly.

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Recipe for cooking shrimp in the oven

Here’s the recipe for cooking shrimp in the oven.

  1. Start by peeling and de-veining the shrimps. It’s a quite tedious task so we recommend you to buy peeled and de-veined shrimps to save prep time and effort.
  2. Make a mix of melted butter, minced garlic, chopped basil, paprika, salt and pepper. Arrange the shrimps on a baking sheet and sprinkle them with the butter sauce. Then cover with breadcrumbs. It would be great if you mixed the breadcrumbs with melted butter too. This will make them more flavorful and help them to adhere to the shrimps.
  3. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Stir halfway through. Once you have removed the shrimps from the oven, sprinkle them with fresh parsley and serve with your favorite dishes.

How to cook shrimps in the oven faster?

Broil Shrimp

If you have nothing against thick and brown crust, go for a broiler session to reduce the cooking time. Let the shrimps broil for 3 minutes, then bake them at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Do not expose the shrimps to a full broiling session. It may result in a spectacular crust, but you will lose in meat taste as it will be almost raw inside.

Use convection

Another way of speeding up shrimps cooking is activating the convection feature if your oven has one. It will cook the shrimps faster and more evenly by circulating hot air around the shrimps. Since we prefer moderately crispy shrimps, we use convection feature when we need to get the seafood ready as fast as possible.

What to serve with shrimps?

You can garnish the shrimps with fresh lemon slices or lime juice. Not only will it enhance the dish visually but this will also add a tart citrus flavor that pairs ideally with seafood. As far as side dishes are concerned, you have a vast choice. You can combine the shrimps with steamed rice or baked beans. Make sure to spice up the rice and beans with some flavorful ingredients to give them a bolder personality. For those who are looking for a light and healthy side, a plate of roasted vegetables will fit the bill. If you want to pair the shrimps with a high-protein dish, you can rely on mushroom chicken or pork ribs.

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Conclusion

There’s just no going wrong with oven baked shrimps. This will always be the perfect choice to serve at the dinner table. So, I hope this can help you to prepare the best shrimps. Enjoy this really tasty dish with friends and family. Bon appetite!

FAQs on Cooking Shrimps

What is the internal temperature of shrimp when done?

The shrimp internal temperature is to hit 120 degrees Fahrenheit when fully cooked. This is the optimal temperature for a juicy shrimp. If the temperature increases further, the shrimp will be overcooked and taste a bit rubbery.

How do I know that the shrimp is not fully cooked?

The shrimp is fully cooked when they turn opaque white with some bright red notes.  If it’s translucent, it’s still raw.

How long to bake shrimp in oven at 400 degrees?

It takes 10 minutes to bake shrimp in the oven at 400 degrees. Using this temperature will produce shrimps with crispy exterior and a white tender meat.

How long to bake shrimps in oven at 450 degrees?

This will take just 5 minutes to bake shrimp in the oven at 450 degrees. This produces a shrimp with extra crispy and golden brown breadcrumb coating. However, this usually leads to uneven cooking with the inside meat half-raw.

How much shrimp in a pound?

This really depends on the type of shrimp you are getting. I normally get jumbo shrimps. And for jumbo shrimps, it’s about 21 to 25 shrimps per pound.

How much shrimp per person in a serving?

For jumbo shrimps, I normally prepare 7 shrimps per person in 1 serving.

Are shrimps and prawns the same?

Yes and no. They are both from the decapods which are creatures having 10 legs and an external skeleton. But both of them are actually from different species. And prawns are generally larger than shrimps.

Does shrimp and prawns taste the same?

In terms of taste, some prawns taste sweeter than the shrimps. But this really depends on the species. In terms of texture, they are similar.