Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with lemon slices.

Easy lemon garlic shrimp recipe featuring tons of lemon, garlic and other spices. This shrimp recipe is ready in less than 10 minutes for a quick and healthy meal. This shrimp recipe would be great paired with Squid Ink Pasta.

We get it. Some of you really don’t care for cooking. After a 10 hour day you’d rather kick back with a cold one than spend 30+ minutes in the kitchen. Can’t blame you. We often feel the same way (shocker!) On days we don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen, we bust out this Easy Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe. It’s one of the easiest shrimp recipes you can make. From refrigerator to mouth, you’re looking at 10 minutes.

And let’s be honest….when garlic, lemon and olive oil are involved, who doesn’t want to join the party? Throw in a glass of vino from our 10 Best Cheap Wines Under $20 list and make it a rager.  At only 107 calories per servings (approx.) you can afford 2 glasses of your favorite!

Lemon garlic shrimp with a slice of lemon.

We love Seafood recipes around here…make sure to check out our Boom Boom Shrimp, Baked Lobster Tails, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Steamer Clams with Garlic, Clam Chowder, Instant Pot Salmon and Ahi Tuna Poke recipes.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

If you prefer grilled lemon garlic shrimp, you can pop them on the greased grill for 2-3 minutes per side. Make sure to watch them so they don’t overcook.

Prefer sautéed shrimp? Cook them for 3-4 minutes per side over medium heat (until opaque).

This lemon garlic shrimp recipe is a favorite on our 21 day fix meal plans and weight watchers meal plans. Here are the calculations for each:

Drink Pairing Recommendations

Wine: Sauvignon Blanc, Light to Medium Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Albariño
Beer: Belgium Saison, German Hefeweizen

Not sure about the various Shrimp Sizes? Check out our free Shrimp Size Chart!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with lemon slices.

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp

Easy shrimp recipe featuring tons of lemon, garlic and other spices. This shrimp recipe is ready in less than 10 minutes for a quick and healthy meal.
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $5


  • 1 lb Large Uncooked Shrimp ((Deveined))
  • 2 cloves garlic ((Finely Minced))
  • 1 tbsp Avocado or Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Pinch Chili Powder
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Pinch Salt ((Optional))
  • Optional: Parsley ((to taste))


  • Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or cooking spray.
  • Add the shrimp and oil to a large bowl and toss gently to coat.
  • Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and chili powder and lightly toss to combine, making sure each shrimp is nicely coated with seasonings.
  • Transfer the shrimp to the cookie sheet (single layer) and bake for 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately squeeze the lemon over the shrimp.
  • Garnish with parsley and a pinch of salt (optional) and enjoy immediately.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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