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Best Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Lemon garlic shrimp is my favorite shrimp recipe. Give me a pound of them, plus 2 or 3 slices of Italian Bread and I’m in heaven! I love baked shrimp, shrimp with pasta, and even shrimp burritos!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

To make these simple garlic lemon butter shrimp, you will need:

  • Peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice and slices
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh parsley

Best Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

How to Make Garlic Shrimp?

Lemon garlic shrimp are easy and quick to make.

  1. Using a medium-sized bowl, combine the shrimp in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 10 mins
  2. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and lemon slices. Cook the shrimp for 2 minutes on each side
  3. Serve with freshly chopped parsley on top

How Long to Cook Shrimp?

Shrimp cook fairly quickly, so 2-3 minutes on each side over medium-high heat is enough. You want your shrimp just to turn opaque and remain slightly firm and have a crunch when you bite them.

If you overcook shrimp, they become mushy and grainy. Remember food keeps cooking even when you turn off the heat, so don’t overdo it.

Best Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

What to Serve with Lemon Garlic Shrimp?

This garlic shrimp recipe goes perfectly well with sides like spaghetti or rice. This recipe can be the base for something like Shrimp Alfredo, or you could just serve it over cooked fettuccine. Garlic Butter Rice and Mushroom Rice are great with them too!

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Best Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Best Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Lemon and garlic are to shrimp, what syrup is to pancakes!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinating time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil, divided
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp parsley, freshly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Using a medium-sized bowl, combine the shrimp, ½ tablespoon olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to taste. Marinate for 10 mins
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add the marinated shrimp (along with any juices) and lemon slices.
  • Cook shrimp for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with freshly chopped parsley on top

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 15gFat: 12g
Recipe Rating




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Friday 23rd of February 2024

I followed the instructions with the exception of marinating for 20 min, rather than 10. No taste whatsoever. We still ate some, but threw it out.

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