Quick and easy

5-Ingredient Creamy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

This recipe is perfect for those who love seafood and want to create a delicious and easy-to-make dish in no time. The creamy lemon garlic sauce gives the shrimp a unique flavor, making it a great choice for any occasion.

Personal story

Whenever I want to impress my guests with a quick and easy seafood dish, I go for this creamy lemon garlic shrimp recipe. The flavors are perfectly balanced, and the sauce is so creamy and delicious that everyone always asks for seconds. It's also great for busy weeknights when I don't have a lot of time to cook but still want to enjoy a tasty meal.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested

Cooking Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes until pink and cooked through.
  4. Remove shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  5. Add heavy cream, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the skillet.
  6. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Return the shrimp to the skillet and toss to coat with the sauce.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner or a special occasion. It can be served over pasta, rice, or with a side of crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley or chopped scallions for a pop of color.

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