Mami Gloria’s 3-Spice and Garlic Shrimp

Now that the Lenten season is upon us, I thought I would add more non-meat recipes here. We observe Lent in our household. We don not eat meat on Ash Wednesday, Friday’s during Lent, and Good Friday. We try really hard to remember to eat meat-free on Friday’s, but sometimes we forget.  This year, since I am doing a lot better with planning our meals out, I think I will be more aware to make meat free meals. Keep an eye out for more recipes these next few weeks.

My mom makes this fabulous oven roasted shrimp. She used to sautéed them, but found that making in the oven was easier, and the end result was yummier.

Mami Gloria’s 3- Spice and Garlic Shrimp


Serves 4

1 1/2lbs-2lbs of fresh shrimp (please do not use the kind you get in the freezer section and DO NOT get already cooked and deveined shrimp), 10 cloves of garlic sliced, 1 tablespoon of chili powder and paprika, 1 teaspoon of cumin, a glug of olive oil

-Pre-heat oven at 400

-Peel and de-vein shrimp, keep the tails on.

-Put shrimp in a large bowl at spices, garlic and olive oil. Mix until shrimp our covered. Feel free to add more olive oil and spices if you think it needs more. I usually do add more especially if I am making more than 1lb and 1/2.


-Spray cooking spray on nonstick cookie sheet line shrimp up and place in oven for 10 min. Check at 8 if pink they are ready to take out.


I like to serve this shrimp with yellow rice and a homemade pico de gallo like salad. Anything pairs up nicely with these shrimp.




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