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 fresh 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 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. So good!
Shrimp Scampi Recipe
1 lb large frozen pre-cooked shrimp
3 Tbsp minced garlic in oil
3 Tbsp butter, 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
Place your frozen shrimp in a strainer and run it under cold running water for 3 minutes.
In a large skillet, pour in your oil and add the red pepper flakes. These give the lemon butter sauce a little kick. Heat over medium heat for a couple minutes, until the oil is shimmery, but not smoking.
Add the thawed shrimp to your pan along with your garlic, butter, and lemon juice.
Cook the shrimp 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.
Mix in your parsley flakes, a sprinkle of salt and pepper (to taste). Serve your shrimp over linguine, angel hair pasta, zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, white rice, on a bed of greens or eat them just the way they are! Add a few lemon wedges for that extra hint of lemon on top while you eat.
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 is ready to heat or your grocery store doesn’t have frozen pre-cooked shrimp, that is totally fine. Wash your shrimp in a little bit of cold water before adding it to your skillet.
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
- Asparagus Puff Pastry Tarts
- Mushroom and Corn Sauté
- Crispy Asparagus Fries
- Cinnamon Honey Glazed Sweet Potatoes
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 1221mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g
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.