Buttery French Onion Shrimp – Unbelievably Delicious


Buttery French Onion Shrimp – I don’t know what’s up in the seafood world, but shrimp has been on sale quite a bit lately and being one not to pass up a really good deal, I bought. alfredo was on the menu this past week, but Jimmie’s not fond of seafood in his alfredo. I wanted to whip up something new, easy, and delish as a side dish. Or maybe what I came up with was the main event and the alfredo was the side show? Who made the rule that the protein has to be the star and everything else is a supporting character? I say, all is fair in cooking and you can make whatever you want the main dish. 😀 Anywho…Buttery French Onion Shrimp was born! And it was a raving success!


If you’re anything like me, you make the greatest of plans for supper in your mind, but fail to remove a key component from the freezer. In this case, the shrimp I bought from Lucky’s was frozen solid and I needed to be peeling them at that very moment. Luckily, shrimp thaw quickly under cold running water.

How to Quickly Thaw Frozen Raw Deveined Easy Peel Shrimp

Place a colander in a bowl in the sink and place the frozen shrimp in it. Let cold water run over the shrimp for a few minutes. Gently separate the shrimp and let them soak in the cold water for a little longer, if necessary.

Buttery French Onion Shrimp | Culinary Craftiness

Place another colander in the other side of the sink or in a bowl on the counter beside the sink and line it with a couple of folded paper towels. Once the shrimp are thawed enough, peel off the shells under a light stream of running water. Drop each peeling shrimp into the empty colander. When done with all, remove the wet paper towels and pat the shrimp dry with another towel. Cook before eating!

Buttery Onion Shrimp

  • Thawing frozen shrimp | Culinary Craftiness
  • Peeled but uncooked shrimp | Culinary Craftiness
  • Simple ingredients | Culinary Craftiness
  • Melted butter | Culinary Craftiness
  • French onion soup | Culinary Craftiness
  • Mixed together | Culinary Craftiness
  • Coat the shrimp | Culinary Craftiness
  • Buttery French Onion Shrimp | Culinary Craftiness
  • Buttery French Onion Shrimp | Culinary Craftiness

Buttery French Onion Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Buttery French Onion Shrimp

Created by Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness


  • 2-4 lbs. thawed, deveined and peeled shrimp
  • 1-2 packets of French onion soup mix
  • 1-2 sticks melted real butter
  • Dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a jellyroll pan with foil.
  2. Melt butter in microwave in a glass bowl large enough to stir butter and onion soup mix.
  3. Spread shrimp on baking sheet and pour butter mixture over all. Toss around to thoroughly coat. Spread shrimp out in a single layer. Sprinkle with dried parsley.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

This shrimp dish is incredible, but so is this one! Browned Butter Fish & Shrimp is crazy delicious!

Happy eating!

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About Melissa

Melissa is a wife, mother, family cook, and romance novelist. The very first thing she learned in the kitchen was how to scramble eggs in an old cast iron skillet at the age of five. Her great-grandmother put her on a step-stool at the stove and thus began her passion for whipping up great tasting foods.

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