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Salt Block Seared Shrimp

Salt block seared shrimp is the easiest way to cook shrimp with only one ingredient required. All you need is a salt block and an oven!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Salt Block Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Heating Time 2 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled


  • Place your salt block on a cookie sheet or salt block holder and place into a cold oven. Preheat your oven to 150°F. Once preheated leave it in the oven for 15 minutes. Then increase the heat to 250°F and allow your salt block to heat up for another 15 minutes. Follow this pattern increasing your oven temperature by 100 degrees and allowing your salt block to heat up for 15 minutes before increasing the temperature. Once you reach 450°F allow yourself block to continue heating at this temperature for another hour.
  • Now you're ready to cook the shrimp. Place your peeled and deveined shrimp on the salt block and allow it to sear for about 5 minutes. Flip your shrimp and sear the other side for five minutes or until your shrimp is pink and cooked. Use caution removing the shrimp from the salt block – it will be smoking hot.
  • If you plan on using your salt block for searing a large quantity of shrimp be sure to reheat your salt block so it's good and hot or finish cooking your shrimp on the salt block but in the oven at a lower temperature, like 350°F until pink and done.


Allow your salt block to cool completely before cleaning it. Do not run it under water. I use a wet vegetable brush to scrape off any bits and this removes any remnants from the previous meal. Be sure to store your salt block in a cool dry spot.