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15 Minute Garlic Lemon Shrimp

15-Minute Garlic Lemon Shrimp

15-Minute Garlic Lemon Shrimp is perfect on it's own as an appetizer, or served over pasta or rice for a hearty meal. 
Servings 4


  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  • Use a paper towel to pat the shrimp dry on both sides. Add the shrimp to a large bowl and toss evenly with olive oil, salt and pepper. 
  • Heat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add the butter and let it melt. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Don't let the garlic burn!
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on one side. Then flip and cook for another 2 minutes. Shrimp should be pink and curled. Remove from heat and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the shrimp. Sprinkle parsley, remove from pan immediately and serve right away!