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Sautéed Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Author: Lily
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This sautéed lemon garlic butter shrimp is a 15-minute dinner made with freshly mashed garlic, lemon juice, butter, and large shrimp.


  • 1.5 lbs (700 grams) Large Shrimp or Prawns
  • 2 Medium Lemons 
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Wash, devein, and peel the shrimp. Pat dry the shrimp with a paper towel.
  2. Mash the garlic with some salt with a mortar and pestle.
  3. In a nonstick skillet, add the butter and olive oil on high heat. 
  4. Add the shrimp to the skillet. Once the shrimp changes colors (about 1 to 2 minutes), add the mashed garlic. Flip the shrimp over to the other side. Squeeze the lemon juice on top of the shrimp. Cover the shrimp until cooked through (about 2 to 3 minutes).
  5. Add some chopped parsley. 


  • This shrimp can be eaten with some pasta. Just boil a 16 oz. bag of angel hair pasta. Drain. Add the pasta with 1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: 6 shrimp
  • Calories: 207 calories
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 642 mg
  • Fat: 10.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 7.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Cholesterol: 237 mg

Keywords: sautéed shrimp, garlic butter shrimp, lemon garlic butter shrimp, lemon shrimp

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