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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Skillet

Easy and delicious Sauteed shrimp in a lemon and garlic sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinade 30 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 174kcal
Author Rena


  • 1 lb. medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp water or broth
  • Freshly chopped curly parsley for garnish
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes or to your taste


  • Peel and devein the shrimp and place them to a mixing bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and stir in minced garlic. Let marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimps and cook stirring frequently until shrimp starts to curl about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice, lemon slices, vinegar, water/broth, and simmer for 2 minutes more until the shrimp is fully cooked and opaque.
  • Remove from the heat, transfer to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley and red pepper flakes.



  • Shrimp: not fond of shrimp? use chicken breast or steak bites
  • Lemon or lime
  • Use any oil. Avocado or any other oil will work.
Place leftovers in a container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave when ready to eat. You can freeze for up to 3 months in a tightly sealed container.
Nutritional facts:
Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 3mg