Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp – Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.  

Life is busy all year round, so if you are anything like me, you are always on the look out for quick and easy dinner ideas.  One of my favorite things to use to get dinner on the table fast is shrimp.  Shrimp recipes cook in no time, so dinner is always ready quickly. And this garlic shrimp is done in 15 minutes, you can’t beat that!

And if you can make it in one pan that is even better!  Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo is definitely a favorite, and I love how fast is on the table.  Shrimp dinner recipes are usually like that.  Shrimp cooks in just minutes, so there is no waiting, not a lot of prep and you can have dinner together as a family more often.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.

 

Now that spring is actually in the near future, we can start talking about some more spring like food.  Like this lemon garlic shrimp.  Lemon in anything just brightens it up, and makes it spring like in my mind.  Lemon Shrimp & Grits is a fun and light twist on a classic.

I love having shrimp recipes for weeknight meals.  Sauteed shrimp cooks in just a few minutes, and goes with pretty much anything.  As my husband says, shrimp is kind of like chicken in the seafood world.  You can dress it up with any flavors you want, and it just works. You want it spicy? Spicy Garlic Shrimp is a favorite and ready in about 15 minutes!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Shrimp in garlic butter is pretty much as classic as you can get.  But adding lemon just gives it that little twist to make it something new.  You can serve this over pasta, or with a salad or other vegetables.  My family would eat shrimp pretty much every night, if I let them.  So this was definitely a hit at our house.  Shrimp Dinner Recipes are pretty much my go to on busy nights.

Personally, I loved that it was ready in 10 minutes, so I didn’t have to spend all night in the kitchen.  And it is made in one pan, so the dishes were not a problem either. This sauteed shrimp is so full of flavor you will love it.  Lemon garlic shrimp will definitely be on regular rotation at our house, how about yours?

Lemon Garlic Shrimp - dinner is ready in 10 minute! Shrimp sauteed in garlic butter and finished with lemon juice. So easy!

 

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.  

Lemon Garlic Shrimp {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}
4.88 from 25 votes

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

By Erin
Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound shrimp, , peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • Parsley, (optional)

Instructions 

  • In a large skillet heat butter over medium high heat.
  • Add shrimp and garlic to the butter. Saute for 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the shrimp. Stir to combine. Garish with fresh parsley if desired.
  • Serve immediately

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 255mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 196
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Lemon Garlic Shrimp - Super quick and easy dinner of shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic and then finished with lemon juice.

About Erin S

Welcome to Dinners, Dishes, & Desserts where my love of food meets my busy life. My name is Erin and I’m a casual home cook who loves to feed people. On this blog, you’ll find hundreds of quick and easy recipes made mostly from scratch. My days are spent in the kitchen, creating new recipes to share with family and friends.

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23 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    We love shrimp in our house and this is a perfect easy, light meal! Looking forward to making this after vacation.

  2. This is perfect for a quick, delicious dish! And I always say the more garlic, the merrier 🙂