Garlic Roasted Shrimp and Potatoes with Homemade Garlic-Infused Olive Oil - Jack Righteous

Garlic Roasted Shrimp and Potatoes with Homemade Garlic-Infused Olive Oil

This recipe is perfect for young chefs to try! We're going to make a delicious dish using small shrimp. Small shrimp cook faster, so we'll adjust the cooking time to make sure everything turns out just right.


  • 1 pound of small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 pounds of potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Homemade Garlic-Infused Olive Oil (recipe here)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Garlic-Infused Olive Oil: First, let's make our garlic-infused olive oil. Remember, patience is key to letting those flavours really come together!

  2. Preheat the Oven: Turn on the oven to 400°F (200°C). This is a good temperature for roasting.

  3. Season the Potatoes: In a big bowl, mix the potatoes with enough garlic-infused olive oil to coat them, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread them on a baking sheet in one layer.

  4. Roast the Potatoes: Pop them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. They should start getting soft.

  5. Prepare the Shrimp: While the potatoes are doing their thing, toss the small shrimp with a bit of the garlic-infused olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  6. Shrimp Join the Party: After the potatoes have been in for 20-25 minutes, add your shrimp to the baking sheet. Spread them out so they're not on top of each other.

  7. Adjust Cooking Time for Small Shrimp: Roast everything for another 6-8 minutes. Small shrimp cook fast, so keep an eye on them. They're done when they turn pink and curl up a bit.

  8. Check Doneness: The potatoes should be golden and tender, and the shrimp should be cooked through.

  9. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle with chopped parsley to make it look and taste great.

Safety Tips and Best Practices:

  • Hot Oven: Always be careful with the hot oven. Use oven mitts when handling hot trays.
  • Sharp Knives: When cutting the potatoes, use a sharp knife and keep your fingers clear of the blade.
  • Even Pieces: Cut the potatoes into even pieces so they cook at the same rate.
  • No Overcrowding: Spread the potatoes and shrimp in a single layer on the baking sheet. Overcrowding can cause them to steam instead of roast.
  • Stay Nearby: When cooking, stay in the kitchen. This way, you can keep an eye on everything.
  • Clean As You Go: Keep your workspace tidy. Wash dishes and wipe counters as you work.

By following these instructions, you'll create a delicious dish that looks impressive and tastes amazing. It's a great way to practice your cooking skills and learn how to adjust recipes. Have fun and enjoy your meal!

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