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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 315mg 105%
Sodium 1029mg 43%
Potassium 112mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 10.8%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 17.7%
Iron 14.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.