Once they are thawed, I line a baking sheet with foil and start to season my shrimp.


If I don’t have Old Bay seafood seasoning on hand, I usually use granulated garlic powder, a pinch of salt, several dashes of hot sauce and of course just a bit of oil.


Combine the seasonings with the shrimp and allow them to marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so.


Go back to “technique” thinking ... you aren’t a fan of my seasoning choices - no problem, choose your own!  That’s the beauty of learning.


Because we were making this as a snack - we didn’t have enough to really justify turning our oven on - so we used the toaster oven (which we often do).


Set the temperature to 350 degrees, place the shrimp in the oven and all you have to do is wait ... and in 5 minutes (halfway through the suggested 10-12 minute cooking time) - flip the shrimp.


Then slide them back into the oven for another 5 minutes ... and they will be done!  You decide if you want to chill them for later or serve them warm.  Either way - you’ve learned a solid technique to cook shrimp!