Lemon, Garlic, and Butter 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!


  • 1 - 2Ā lb.Ā  Pacific White Shrimp
  • 4Ā tbspĀ butterĀ divided
  • 4Ā clovesĀ garlic, minced
  • 1/2Ā tspĀ salt
  • 1/4Ā tspĀ ground pepper
  • 1Ā tspĀ paprika
  • 2Ā tbspĀ fresh lemon juice
  • 2Ā tbspĀ lemon zest
  • 2Ā tbspĀ fresh herbsĀ 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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