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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is packed full of flavour and ready on your table in under 10 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Shrimp
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Karina


  • 1/3 cup butter, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 3/4 pounds (800 g) shrimp (or prawns), peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Juice of half a lemon (about 2 tablespoons -- add more if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Fresh chopped parsley, to garnish


  • Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute). 
  • Fry shrimp and add salt and pepper, to your taste. Cook 2 minutes on one side, while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side until JUST beginning to turn pink.
  • Add in the remaining butter, lemon juice and water. Cook, while stirring, until the butter melts and the shrimp have cooked through (do not over cook them). Take off heat. Taste test, and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper, if needed to suit your tastes.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over rice or pasta.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 540mg | Sodium: 1544mg | Potassium: 170mg | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 9.1mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 4.3mg