Baked Lemon Shrimp is the easy weeknight dinner you never knew you needed. This two-step meal is simple, uses minimal ingredients, and is universally adored. It’s served with a quick lemony orzo to complete the meal!
Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to a rolling boil. Season liberally with salt.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spread shrimp on a small baking sheet or baking dish. Season with plenty of salt and pepper on both sides.
In a small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons garlic and 2 teaspoons lemon zest. Sprinkle over shrimp. Pour 2 tablespoons lemon juice around the shrimp. Arrange lemon slices around the shrimp. Dot the butter on top of the shrimp.
Cover sheet pan with foil and bake until shrimp are pink and cooked through and garlic is soft, about 7-8 minutes.
While the shrimp are cooking, add orzo and remaining garlic to the boiling water. Cook until orzo are plump and slightly aldente. Drain and toss with remaining lemon zest, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and basil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon orzo on to plates and spoon shrimp along with the sauce on top. Make sure to get all the garlic!