Tangy Lemon-Garlic Shrimp This simple shrimp dish can be used as a pre-meal snack or the appetizer course. It’s easy and quick to make on the stovetop, especially when the lemon juice, zest, and garlic are measured ahead of time.

prep: 10 mins cook: 10 mins total: 20 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 servings


  • 16 large shrimp – peeled, deveined, and tails on, or more to taste
  • 3 large cloves garlic, smashed, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®), or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons lemon zest


    Step 1

    Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat until warm, about 3 minutes. Add shrimp, garlic, and crushed red pepper all at once and stir together. Add seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything together.

    Step 2

    Cook over medium heat until shrimp are fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour lemon juice into skillet and stir again. Reduce heat to low; add parsley and lemon zest. Transfer only shrimp to a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 76 calories; protein 14.2g; carbohydrates 2.4g; fat 0.9g; cholesterol 127.7mg; sodium 460.3mg.


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