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cooked shrimp over rock salt in a cast iron skillet

Salt Roasted Shrimp

A simple and delicious method for making salt roasted shrimp by cooking shell-on shrimp in a hot salted cast-iron skillet served with a flavorful lemon garlic butter sauce. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine seafood
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 113kcal
Author Amee


  • 1 lb Colossal Wild-Caught Gulf Shrimp
  • 2-3 cups rock salt
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup butter with olive oil and sea salt Land O' Lakes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped Italian parsley


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Spread rock salt in the bottom of a large cast iron skillet, enough to cover the bottom about an inch thick
  • Place skillet in the hot oven for 5-7 minutes to get really hot, then arrange shrimp (shell-on) on top of the salt
  • Roast the shrimp on the salt for 6-7 minutes, until just opaque in the center.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat, then add the lemon, garlic and parsley
  • Stir until garlic is soft, then serve with the roasted shrimp for dipping.


Nutrition info is for shrimp only.


Calories: 113kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 57468mg | Potassium: 102mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 3mg