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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - easiest and best shrimp recipe with garlic, shrimp, butter and lemon, all ready in 20 mins. Perfect as appetizer or with pasta.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 222 kcal


  • 1 lb shelled, deveined, tail-on medium-sized shrimp
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dashes black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Rinse the shrimp thoroughly. Peel and devein the shrimp, but leave the tail-on. Drain the excess water in a colander. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat up a skillet on medium heat. Add the butter and saute and garlic until aromatic, but not browned. Add the shrimp and spread on a single layer, stir to cook well. Add the cayenne pepper and lemon juice and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp is cooked. Add the parsley, stir to combine well. Dish out and serve immediately with some lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe
Amount Per Serving (4 people)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 315mg105%
Sodium 1029mg45%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 540IU11%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 177mg18%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.