Lemon Garlic Shrimp
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Quick And Healthy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp is a quick, healthy meal you can make in less than 30 minutes. Shrimp is perfect for quick, healthy meals. Shrimp cooks so fast and is ready to eat almost immediately. This means it’s ideal for a quick lunch or dinner.

This recipe is one of those easy and quick meals that can help you with casual or formal dinner planning. Nothing beats a good lemon garlic shrimp recipe when it comes to flavor. The combination of delicate and fragrant seasoning blend makes this one of the best ways to prepare shrimp. I’ll show you how fast and easy it is to make healthy meals that taste great using my lemon garlic shrimp recipe.

This recipe is fast and easy to prepare; the lemon flavor comes from fresh lemons (not bottled juice). Fresh lemons will give a brighter flavor than bottled lemon juice. This recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes and is very healthy compared to most restaurant-fried seafood. This is a low-calorie meal if you are trying to reduce your calorie intake.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Lemon Garlic Shrimp

The ingredients and how to prepare the Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe

Shrimp is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also rich in B vitamins, vitamin E, and selenium. This recipe uses garlic, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, basil, and olive oil to create a flavorful marinade that makes the shrimp taste delicious!

The Ingredients:

  • Medium or Jumbo size shrimp shelled and deveined
  • Kosher or Sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic cloves
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground cumin
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Fresh Lemon juice
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Fresh Bread, French Baguette, or Ciabatta
  • Lemon wedges
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Lemon Garlic Shrimp

To make the dish

  • First, shell, devein and rinse the shrimp. Thoroughly pat them dry with a paper towel and place them in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper, garlic powder,  onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper if using. Set aside. 
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Do not let the garlic brown.
  • Pan-fry the shrimp to your taste. Cook for 2 minutes on one side while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side until they turn pink.
  • Add in the remaining oil and lemon juice. Cook while stirring until the shrimp have cooked through (do not overcook them). Remove from the heat and stir in chopped parsley and finely chopped red bell pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add more lemon juice if needed.
  • Garnish with additional fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedges. 
  • Serve with bread slices over rice or pasta.

Notes and Tips for making Lemon Garlic Shrimp

  1. First, shell, devein and rinse the shrimp. Thoroughly pat them dry with a paper towel and place them in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper, garlic powder,  onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper if using. Set aside. 
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Do not let the garlic brown.
  3. Pan-fry the shrimp to your taste. Cook for 2 minutes on one side while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side until they turn pink.
  4. Add in the remaining oil and lemon juice. Cook while stirring until the shrimp have cooked through (do not overcook them). Remove from the heat and stir in chopped parsley and finely chopped red bell pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add more lemon juice if needed.
  5. Garnish with additional fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedges. 
  6. Serve with bread slices over rice or pasta.
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Great for busy weeknights, this shrimp recipe is easy to make and healthy. Plus, it’s ready in just 25 minutes! Ok, now that you know this great simple shrimp recipe, try it for yourself.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Quick And Healthy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Try this healthy recipe for Lemon Garlic Shrimp that's easily made in a skillet for a quick, gluten-free and paleo-friendly meal.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp shelled, deveined, tail-on, or removed (your preference)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper optional
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice divided
  • Red bell pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Bread for serving optional
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions
 

  • First, shell, devein and rinse the shrimp. Thoroughly pat them dry with a paper towel and place them in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper if using. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). Do not let the garlic brown.
  • Pan-fry the shrimp to your taste. Cook for 2 minutes on one side while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook for 2 minutes on the other side until they start turning pink.
  • Add in the remaining oil and lemon juice. Cook while stirring until the shrimp have cooked through (do not overcook them). Remove from the heat and stir in chopped parsley and finely chopped red bell pepper. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and add more lemon juice if needed.
  • Garnish with additional fresh chopped parsley and lemon wedges.
  • Serve with bread slices over rice or pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 149mgPotassium: 59mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 611IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.3mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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