Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Dive into succulent shrimp infused with zesty lemon, aromatic garlic, and creamy butter – a tantalizing dish that’s both quick and bursting with flavor.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Prepare Shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook Shrimp: In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp in a single layer and cook for 2-3 minutes per side until pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make Garlic Butter Sauce: In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Combine Ingredients: Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet. Add lemon zest and lemon juice. Toss everything together until the shrimp is coated evenly with the garlic butter sauce.
  5. Finish: Garnish with chopped parsley before serving. Enjoy your lemon garlic butter shrimp hot, with your choice of sides like rice, pasta, or crusty bread.

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