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A plate of lemon garlic shrimp over rice

5 Minute Lemon Garlic Shrimp

This super flavorful lemon garlic shrimp takes only 5 minutes to cook, or about 10 minutes total including prep time. Oh so quick and easy but totally delicious.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon garlic, quick, shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 235kcal
Cost $8


  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6-8 cloves garlic minced. See Note
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • salt
  • fresh parsley chopped, for garnish


  • In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shrimp and sprinkle with plenty of salt and pepper. Cook about 1 minute, not stirring.
  • Add minced garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring regularly. Pour in the white wine and lemon juice and cook 2 minutes, stirring, until shrimp are pink and cooked through.
  • Toss with fresh chopped parsley and salt to taste. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, pasta, or cauliflower rice.


I adore my garlic press to make this recipe even quicker and easier.
You can leave the tails on the shrimp for a more stunning appearance, but it's easier to eat with the tails off.


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2.5mg | Net Carbs: 2g