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Easy Lemon Pepper Garlic Shrimp Recipe

This is a super easy and tasty lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe in a buttery sauce. This is a one-pot meal and paleo and keto friendly recipe. Do try.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon pepper garlic shrimp, lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe
recipe lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 214kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 1 lb. shrimp or 500 g. peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon


  • spring onion greens and lemon slices


  • Peel, devein and wash the prawns.
  • Add together minced garlic, fresh pepper powder along with salt and lemon juice. Rub it on shrimp and keep aside.
  • Heat butter and oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook on both sides till nice and browned. Don’t overcook the shrimp.
  • It takes only about 1- 2 minutes on each side for the shrimp to curl up and turn pink. They will get a nice brown colour too.
  • Spoon the leftover sauce on the shrimp and serve with lemon slices and chopped spring onion greens. You could also serve with a dip.


1. Choose good quality, fresh shrimp. You can also use frozen and thawed shrimp for this recipe. I have used medium-sized shrimp.
2. Remember to take the shrimp off the pan quickly because they will continue to cook even after you take them off the heat. They MUST NOT overcook.
3. This is a spicy recipe. If you want less heat, reduce the black pepper.
4. To make this recipe vegan, just use olive oil in place of butter.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg