Lemon and Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

It’s quite sad that seafood doesn’t make it to this site very often.
You see, my household is split in half. Half likes seafood and half does not.
My dear husband does not eat anything from the water. Absurd, that’s what I say about the whole situation. No shrimp, no crab, no lobster,no tuna, not even alligator. Oh and he doesn’t like mushrooms either….that’s a whole other issue.
So, that is why seafood is sparse up in here. My apologies.

But here is a super duper quick and easy shrimp recipe. 15 minute marinade and 4 minute cook time. I told you, quick and easy.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp


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Lemon and Garlic Shrimp
Recipe type: main
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Serves: 4
An easy lemon and garlic shrimp recipe
  • ¾ lb peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (juice from ½ lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
tablespoon butter
  1. Place all of the ingredients except for the butter in a bowl.
  2. Let marinade for 15 minutes, stiring occasionally.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat melt the butter.
  4. Add the shrimp and cook for 2 minutes per side.
  5. Sprinkle with a pinch more of Kosher salt.
  6. Serve.



  1. 1

    This looks amazing! NO mushrooms either? That might be grounds for divorce.

  2. 2

    My husband will eat shrimp but that’s it from the water! So frustrating…he won’t even try it! At least he likes mushrooms though 🙂

  3. 3

    Looks delicious! I’ll come to your house and eat seafood. My husband has learned to like shrimp as long as I make it certain ways.

  4. 4

    I couldn’t handle it if hubby wouldn’t eat lobster or mushrooms, haha. 2 of my favorite foods. This shrimp dish looks so fresh, and seems super quick!

  5. 5

    I love shrimp, but my husband doesn’t either – wierdos!! This looks delish – can’t wait to try it…by myself 🙂

  6. 6

    We are split too, grown ups like shrimp, kids don’t. We will have this, they can have cereal I say. Looks delish! And I like easy!!

  7. 7

    Yum, Leslie! This combo is just perfect. We have a similar, but different problem. My husband and I like seafood so much that we usually don’t have enough patience to wait for it to be photographed before devouring it. Oh, the problems of a food blogger. 🙂

  8. 8

    your hubby sounds exactly like mine… except we finally conquered the mushroom issue- thank god!!!!

  9. 9

    i can understand him not liking some seafood, but shrimp is like chicken!
    no really, tastes just like it and no touch of fishiness ever. LOL

  10. 10

    I really love seafood, but not sea cucumber. Shrimp is one of my favorite. This recipe seems like a salad shrimp, fast, easy and delicious. When lemon juice involved, I like to add some honey and maybe sprinkle some baked sesame will be good too. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  11. 11

    Had to laugh about your husband’s aversions–my husband’s are: raisins, sour cream, mustard, and pickles. That weirdo. This recipe sounds great, though!

  12. 12

    I think your dish sounds wonderful, but that would be because I DO eat fish and shell fish that live in the water … and I also even indulge in fungus … better known as mushrooms. One son ignores mushrooms and won’t eat fish … the other is more open to both. Of course, being 40ish means that I don’t have to worry about it any longer! YAY for me. But after 45 years of marriage (to the same man) I feel your pain. My husband won’t eat fish because what do fish DO in the water?? POOP … and he refuses to eat anything that swims in it! ROFLMAO and then there is the mushroom debate … I love them but to him they are nothing more than fungus that is inedible!!

    Of course, on my side, I do detest olives and will tirelessly pick them off of or out of anything I find them on or in. But will he pick out mushrooms? NO …. NEVER!! I finally got him to eat canned water packed tuna a good number of years ago but I can no longer eat it … and he is wondrously happy about that fishy thing being out of his house!

    All that aside I love your blog and will be checking back here often!!