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10 Minute Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

November 3, 2016

This lemon butter garlic shrimp is one of my all-time favorite seafood dishes. The fact that it only takes about ten minutes to prepare makes it the perfect dish to make for a busy weeknight dinner. It’s also a great quick protein addition to my favorite saucy mushroom risotto.

Make sure to start with the right ingredients– using raw shrimp ensures that you get a tender and juicy end result. (Pre-cooked shrimp doesn’t absorb the flavors as well and turns out tough and overcooked.) Cooking in butter develops a nutty and rich flavor in this dish. The garlic seasoning blends perfectly with the butter as you quickly sear the shrimp. Finish off the lemon butter garlic shrimp by adding fresh squeezed lemon juice to bring all the flavors together with a crisp acidity.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients For 10 Minute Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp:

1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice and zest of half a lemon

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

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Directions For 10 Minute Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp:

Peel the raw shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel. This is the part that probably takes up the most amount of time, but as you get more practice, it’ll go much faster!
Toss shrimp in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon zest to coat evenly.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Preheat a large pan to medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter (reserving 1 tablespoon for the end) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. (Use your largest pan so the shrimp isn’t overcrowded and can brown quickly.)
Add seasoned shrimp to pan and spread out evenly.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Cook for about two minutes then turn and cook for an additional two minutes.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Shrimp is done when opaque, any liquid has evaporated, and starting to brown.
Remove from heat and finish by adding the lemon juice and remaining tablespoon of butter.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Optional: top with fresh herbs of choice. I love to use parsley with this dish, but this time I used oregano because it’s what I had on hand.

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Serve immediately over mushroom risotto, pasta, or side dish of choice. You can toss cooked pasta right into the pan and mix it all to absorb some of the lemon butter sauce– it’s delicious!

xoxo,

Yuli

 

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

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10 Minute Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Peel the raw shrimp and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Toss shrimp in garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon zest to coat evenly.
  3. Preheat a large pan to medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter (reserving 1 tablespoon for the end) and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  4. Add seasoned shrimp to pan and spread out evenly.
  5. Cook for about two minutes then turn and cook for an additional two minutes.
  6. Shrimp is done when opaque, any liquid has evaporated, and starting to brown.
  7. Remove from heat and finish by adding the lemon juice and remaining tablespoon of butter.
  8. Serve immediately over mushroom risotto, pasta, or side of choice.
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2 Comments

  • Reply Leslie Harvath November 20, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Hello, this recipe looks yummy and simple (my two favorite adjectives :)). Do you devein the shrimp? It looks like it, but it isn’t mentioned, so I wanted to inquire.

    • Reply Yuli & Irina November 21, 2016 at 1:21 pm

      Thanks Leslie! It is super easy! And yes, the shrimp I buy are already deveined and just need to be peeled.

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