This Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a light, flavorful and easy dinner! Even better, you’ll have it ready in less than 20 minutes!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
If you are hunting for a dinner protein that looks impressive, but is actually super easy to make, hunt no further than my Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp!
This is a light and easy main dish that is also super flavorful and pairs well with side dishes and desserts. With plump and juicy shrimp, you get lots of different bright flavors in one pan!
As shrimp recipes go, this one will take you only minutes to put together, so it’s the perfect last minute recipe when you need to get something delicious on the table. This garlicky shrimp is an easy recipe that truly anyone can make to put a healthy dinner on the dinner table during busy weeknights.
Always keto, paleo, gluten free, low carb, and nut free, this is also a great recipe for lots of different dietary needs and challenges.
The lemon, garlic, and butter make the shrimp extremely flavorful while not being heavy, so you don’t have to worry about overwhelming someone who has trouble with red meat or large amounts of food.
This is one of my favorite meals, so I can tell you that these get eaten quickly. Be careful that you don’t eat the whole thing before sharing it with anyone else!
Serve this Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp with some cooked pasta (regular or gluten-free) or just eat it by itself. It’s delicious either way. And if you have some crusty bread in the house, it is perfect for mopping up any leftover buttery sauce.
This is the ultimate 20-minute meal that is both a quick dinner for the family and perfect for date nights. Using simple ingredients that create a restaurant-quality meal with a beautiful presentation, this lemon garlic shrimp recipe is easily going to become a new favorite. So good!
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How To Make:
Easy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Ingredients:
1 lb large frozen pre-cooked shrimp
3 Tbsp minced garlic in oil
3 Tbsp butter, unsalted, cubed
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
Salt and pepper
Large frying pan
Silicone spatula or wooden spoon
Step 1: Place your frozen shrimp in a strainer and run it under cold running water for 3 minutes.
Step 2: In a large skillet, pour in your oil and add the red pepper flakes. These give the lemon butter sauce a little kick. Use a few less flakes if you want to lower the spice level.
Heat over medium heat for a couple minutes, until the oil is shimmery, but not smoking.
Step 3: Add the thawed shrimp in a single layer to your hot skillet along with your garlic, unsalted butter, and fresh lemon juice.
Cook the large shrimp in the butter mixture until they are golden brown (around 4 to 5 minutes).
Shrimp cooks at a different rate if you choose to use uncooked shrimp instead of frozen, so please keep that in mind while cooking.
Step 4: Mix in your parsley flakes, a sprinkle of kosher salt, and black pepper (to taste).
Add a few lemon wedges for that extra hint of lemon flavor on top while you eat.
How To Store Leftover Easy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp
If you have any lemony garlic butter shrimp leftover, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Can I Use Fresh Shrimp In This Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe?
This recipe calls for pre-cooked frozen shrimp, but if you have some that are ready to heat or your grocery store doesn’t have frozen pre-cooked shrimp, that is totally fine.
Make sure that it is both peeled and deveined shrimp. Wash your raw shrimp in a little bit of cold water before adding it to your skillet.
What Should I Serve With This Buttery Shrimp?
Serve your succulent shrimp and lemon garlic butter sauce over linguine, angel hair pasta, zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, white rice, on a bed of greens, or eat them just the way they are.
You can also sprinkle it with a little parmesan cheese. It’s a delicious dinner no matter which route you go, so try one option the first time and something else the next time.
Are You Looking For An Easy And Fancy Side Dish To Pair With This Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Roasted Butternut Squash With Bacon And Sage
- Asparagus Puff Pastry Tarts
- Mushroom and Corn Sauté
- Crispy Baked Parmesan Asparagus Fries
- Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
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This Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is one of those pescatarian recipes that everyone will love! Keto, paleo, gluten free, and nut free, it is one of the main meals that you can add to your weekly meal plan. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 1221mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g
This Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe is one of those pescatarian recipes that everyone will love! Keto, paleo, gluten free, and nut free, it is one of the main meals that you can add to your weekly meal plan.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.
Very good (and easy)! I always forget to cut the ingredients for the sauce in 1/2 though.
Sue Russell says
Easy recipe with awesome flavor. I used uncooked shrimp and cooked them in the olive oil/red pepper. 3/4 cooked I added garlic, then butter and lemon juice. Perfection. Served with rice Pilaf, peas and a salad. Will definitely be added to the menu going forward. Thank you for sharing.
Alli Doubek says
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, that sounds great!
Myron Wells says
Thank you so much for such a wonderful dish!!! It was so easy to make and the flavores are amazing. This will be my go to dish.
Alli Doubek says
I’m so glad you enjoyed it!