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Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

This Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is the best easiest and flavour packed shrimp! With the best flavour combination and ready in under 15 minutes, Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is an easy to throw together meal that can be served over anything!

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 10 minutes
    •    Cook time: 10 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    2 tbsps water
    •    1/3 cup butter, divided
    •    fresh chopped parsley, to garnish
    •    4 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 tbsp)
    •    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    •    juice of half a lemon (about 2 tbsps, add more if desired)
    •    1 3/4 pounds (about 800g) shrimp and prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact


  1. Melt 2 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  2. Fry shrimp and add salt and pepper, to your taste. Cook 2 minutes on one side, while stirring occasionally. Flip and cook 2 minutes on the other side until JUST beginning to turn pink.
  3. Add in the remaining butter, lemon juice and water. Cook, while stirring, until the butter melts and the shrimp have cooked through (do not over cook them). Take off heat. Taste test, and add more lemon juice, salt or pepper, if needed to suit your tastes.
  4. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley and serve over rice or pasta.

This great family recipe is thanks to Cafe Delites at


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