Garlic Shrimp

Easy garlic shrimp with frozen shrimp, garlic butter, lemon juice and cayenne pepper. One of the best shrimp recipes that takes only 10 minutes to make.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 298 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tail-on
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 dashes cayenne pepper
  • chopped parsley


  1. Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat and add the olive oil and butter. Saute the garlic until aromatic, add the shrimp, stir to combine well.

  2. Add the salt, lemon juice and continue to cook the shrimp. Top the shrimp with the cayenne pepper and parsley. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 244mg81%
Sodium 1084mg47%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1280IU26%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.