Lemon Shrimp Recipe

This Lemon Shrimp is an easy and effortless recipe filled with wonderful lemon and orange flavors that elevates weeknight meals to another level.

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Overhead shot of this Lemon Shrimp dish in a frying pan with slices of orange and lemon.

The Perks and Highlights of this Lemon Shrimp Recipe

Cuisine Inspiration: Mediterranean

Primary Cooking Method: Sautéing

Dietary Info: Pescatarian, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb

Key Flavor: The zesty and vibrant lemon juice, paired with the sweet and fruity notes of fresh orange juice

Skill Level Required: Beginner

Sweet Highlights:

  • Quick and Easy: This recipe is straightforward and simple, perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or impromptu gathering.
  • Flavor Explosion: The combination of fresh citrus juices, garlic, and parsley ensures a burst of fresh and tangy flavors in every bite.
  • Versatility: Serve it on a bed of rice, alongside pasta, or with a side of veggies – this dish is a chameleon on your dinner table!
  • Light and Healthy: Packed with protein and bursting with vitamin C, this shrimp dish is as nutritious as it is delicious.

Key Ingredients

This Lemon shrimp recipe from my boo Robyn Stone’s new cookbook, Add A Pinch: Easier, Faster, Fresher Southern Classics and has amazing ingredients and flavors:

  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Can’t have Lemon Shrimp without the star of the show, right? Fresh lemon juice adds that zingy, tangy kick that’ll make your taste buds do the happy dance.
  • Fresh Orange Juice: This brings in a balance to the tartness of the lemon giving more citrus flavor.
  • Garlic Cloves: This infuses our shrimp with that aromatic goodness.
  • Medium Shrimp: Juicy, plump shrimp ready to soak up all the goodness.

How to Make Lemon Shrimp

  • Whisk It Up: Start by grabbing a medium-sized bowl and whisk together your olive oil, zesty orange juice, tangy lemon juice, aromatic garlic, finely chopped onion, a good sprinkle of fresh parsley, and a dash of black pepper.
  • Simmer & Reduce: Pour your well-whisked mixture into a large skillet and set it over medium heat. Let it simmer, stirring occasionally, until it’s gloriously reduced by half. This should take around 5 to 8 minutes of patience.
  • Shrimp Time: Add your de-shelled and deveined shrimp to the skillet, then cover it up. Let them cook until they transform into a beautiful pink shade, which should take about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish & Serve: Once your shrimp are perfectly cooked, sprinkle the remaining fresh parsley over them for an extra hit of herbiness.
Close up of Lemon Shrimp Recipe with orange slices and a spoon in it

How to Serve

Lemon shrimp, with its zesty and vibrant flavors, pairs well with a variety of sides. Here are some great options to consider:

  • Rice: A bed of fluffy white rice (here is an easy way to learn how to make rice) or flavorful jollof rice can absorb the delicious juices, making for a satisfying meal.
  • Pasta: Serve the shrimp over a plate of light pasta, like angel hair or spaghetti, tossed with olive oil, garlic, and a sprinkle of Parmesan.
  • Vegetables: Grilled or roasted vegetables like brussels sprouts, green beans, or creamed spinach complement the shrimp’s brightness.
  • Salad: A crisp harvest salad with a lemon vinaigrette dressing adds a fresh touch to balance the dish.
  • Bread: A side of crusty no knead bread or garlic bread can be great for soaking up the flavorful sauce.

How to Store

  • Allow the cooked lemon shrimp to cool to room temperature before storing.
  • Place the cooled shrimp in an airtight container. This helps to maintain its freshness.
  • Store the container in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Cooked shrimp should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking to ensure its safety and quality.
  • For the best quality, aim to consume the shrimp within 3 days. After this period, the shrimp might start losing its freshness and flavor.

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This Lemon Shrimp is an easy and effortless seafood recipe filled with wonderful lemon and orange flavor notes that elevates weeknight meals.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 medium orange cut into wedges
  • 1 medium lemon cut into wedges

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, onion, 2 teaspoons of the parsley, and pepper. Pour the mixture into a large skillet set over medium heat. Pour the mixture into a large skillet set over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until reduced by half, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the shrimp, cover, and cook until they turn pink, about 5 minutes. Top with the remaining parsley.
  • Serve with the orange and lemon wedges on the side.

Notes

  • Allow the cooked shrimp to cool to room temperature before storing.
  • Place the cooled shrimp in an airtight container. This helps to maintain its freshness.
  • Store the container in the refrigerator as soon as possible. Cooked shrimp should be refrigerated within two hours of cooking to ensure its safety and quality.
  • For the best quality, aim to consume the shrimp within 3 days. After this period, the shrimp might start losing its freshness and flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 571mg | Sodium: 1763mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 60.3mg | Calcium: 350mg | Iron: 5.1mg
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Filed Under:  Dinner, Lunch, Seafood, Stovetop, Summer Recipes

Comments

    1. SO GREAT RIGHT? I bet they would also be awesome on the grill too!

  1. AH! That’s amazing about your TED Talk – good luck! And I just love the sound of this shrimp. Tropical and so delightful and easy to make… what’s not to love?

  2. Jocelyn,
    Isn’t this shrimp delicious?! And effortless – you hit that right on, my friend! I’m so glad you enjoyed it – we love this quick & easy supper too!
    I hope you love the rest of the recipes!

    You will be so inspiring and fun for your TED talk! That’s amazing and I’m so proud for you – way to go!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I am so blessed to have friends like you!
    Robyn xo

  3. TED Talk….such AWESOME news!! This dish looks amazing and effortless…I appreciate that for sure!

5 from 2 votes

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