Garlic, Lemon and Herb Shrimp

Lemon, Garlic and Butter Shrimp
A classic take on butter and garlic shrimp gets elevated with the use of citrus rinds and fresh herbs. The savory taste you love is punctuated by bright lemon juice, and a handful of herbs give it a great depth of flavor plus a bit of color for presentation. The best part? This dish comes together in under 15 minutes!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Mediterranean


  • 1 - 2 lb Raw Pacific White Shrimp peeled, tail-on
  • 4 tbsp butter divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs parsley, chives, tarragon, and cilantro are great options!


  • Using paper towels, pat dry shrimp and set aside
  • Set a large skillet over medium high heat and melt 3 tablespoons butter
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until fragrant but not browed
  • Add shrimp, season with salt, pepper and paprika. Cook for about 2 mins per side,
  • Add remaining tbsp butter, lemon juice, lemon zest and fresh herbs; stir and cook for about 1 more minute until butter is melted and shrimp is pink
  • Remove from heat and garnish with additional zest and herbs as desired

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