If you love shrimp, you need The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever – quick, easy, and bursting with delicious flavor that is perfect over pasta, rice, vegetables – or straight out of the pan!
Home cooks of any skill level can make this easy one pot garlic butter shrimp with lemon in just one pot in under 15 minutes for a romantic and easy shrimp dinner that’s also a huge hit with the whole family.
There is nothing better than rich, delicious, and buttery garlic shrimp – it’s one of my all-time favorite things to make when I need a hearty, filling dinner in a hurry – plus it’s low calorie, low carb, and goes with pretty much anything from rice and pasta to zoodles, roasted cauliflower, or on it’s own.
The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever is my go-to way to make delicious lemon garlic shrimp – with fresh parsley and hints of spicy chili paste to kick it up a notch.
This easy shrimp dinner is crowd pleasing, pretty enough to make for a dinner party (and cooks SO fast, it’s great for a romantic dinner or effortless entertaining – or even just a busy weeknight!), and so delicious you will want to lick the pan when you’re done!
Tips to make The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever
The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever is crazy easy – but there are a couple of tips and tricks to ensure shrimp that is bursting with flavor in under 15 minutes!
-Don’t Overcook Shrimp.
Shrimp will continue cooking in the pan for a few minutes even after you pull it off the heat – so be sure to pull it the second the shrimp is no longer gray and has turned opaque. Overcooked shrimp is gummy and can taste fishy – perfect shrimp is buttery, slightly sweet, and doesn’t smell or taste fishy.
-Tails on or Off.
I like to leave the shrimp tails on when serving this dinner in a way I care about the presentation (like at a semi-fancy dinner party or guests I’d like to impress) because it simply looks prettier – but I often take them off when making this for a quick and easy dinner or a romantic meal. I do like that keeping shrimp tails on can give extra shrimp flavor to the dish – but they can be a pain to peel as you eat if you’re in a hurry, serving to children, or want to look cute when eating your meal!
-Add chili slowly and consider your tastes.
I love incredibly spicy food – I am known to ask restaurants to make me cry when I order. This dish is not incredibly spicy – but can be made less or more spicy depending on your taste. If you’re a bit skittish about heat, start with 1 teaspoon and add a little bit at a time, tasting as you go, to get a heat level you like. You can always add more – but you can’t take it back!
-Swap sweet chili for chili paste if desired.
I used chili paste in this recipe, but you can swap it out for sweet chili sauce for a bit milder flavor – it changes the flavor slightly, but is an amazingly delicious take on this easy garlic butter shrimp dinner!
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This The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever is crazy easy and doesn’t require any special equipment or fancy cookware – but there are a few things that can help you make perfect shrimp, every time!
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Other Delicious One Pot Seafood Meals You’ll Love:
If you love this quick and easy delicious one pot seafood dinner, I think you’ll love some of my other tried and true one pot seafood dinners! Many of them are low carb and keto diet compliant – and all pair perfectly with pasta or rice if you’re not watching carbs!
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Other Easy Garlic Butter Recipes You’ll Love:
If you love The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever, you need to check out some of my other easy One Pot Garlic Butter dinners! If you can’t tell, I kind of have a thing for garlic butter sauce. To me, it is LIFE! I think you’ll see why I love garlic butter so much after trying some of my all time favorites!
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If you love shrimp, you need The Best One Pot Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe Ever - quick, easy, and bursting with delicious flavor that is perfect over pasta, rice, vegetables - or straight out of the pan! Home cooks of any skill level can make this easy one pot garlic butter shrimp with lemon in just one pot in under 15 minutes for a romantic and easy shrimp dinner that's also a huge hit with the whole family.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and de-veined
- 1 tsp salt, celtic sea
- 1/4 cup garlic, diced
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili sauce
- 3 tbsp butter, cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup parsley, diced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- In large pan, heat olive oil on medium high until shimmery.
- Add shrimp to pan.
- Season with salt if desired (if using salted butter, you'll want to wait until the butter has been added to taste the sauce and make sure it's not too salty).
- Toss shrimp to prevent sticking, and cook evenly.
- Add garlic and butter and stir.
- When garlic is soft and fragrant, about 3 minutes with occasional stirring to prevent burning, add lemons and chili paste and stir to mix.
- Toss to coat shrimp evenly with chili and butter sauce.
- When shrimp is just opaque and no longer grey, it is cooked. Do not overcook!
- Remove from heat and serve immediately over pasta, rice, vegetables, or on it's own!
Amount Per Serving Calories 279 Saturated Fat 6g Cholesterol 308mg Sodium 1617mg Carbohydrates 6g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Protein 24g