Sautéed Shrimp with Lemon, Garlic, and Parsley

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Serves 2

  • 1 pound fresh, medium-sized shrimp
  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • A baguette (or your favorite bread), for dipping
  1. In cold water, clean and devein shrimp. Set aside on a paper towel to absorb any excess water. In a large sauté pan on medium-low heat, add enough olive oil to coat and 4 cloves of minced garlic. Add your shrimp so they are all even on the bottom of the pan. Add the zest of one lemon and season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes and flip. They take no time to cook. Then finish with a handful of fresh chopped parsley, the juice of the lemon, and three tablespoons of butter. Serve hot with a baguette for dipping. This is super fast, tasty and simple. Delicious.
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5 months ago cbloomer

The recipe isn't clear about whether or not you shell the shrimp? Shrimp have more flavor when cooked in the shell (and with their heads), and they can be deveined without removing the shells, as is sometimes done in Chinese cooking. On the other hand, easy removal of the shell with fingers before eating depends on cooking method / temperature. They can also be squeezed between the teeth to push the shrimp out into the mouth, and the shell discarded. Or, with young shrimp with tender shells, just gobble up the whole thing.


6 months ago ChantalMSalomonLee

This IS super fast, easy and delicious. Excellent for a weeknight. Do have warm bread nearby to soak up the garlic, lemon, parsley, butter goodness.


6 months ago Scribbles

I've been making this for years - too funny, never thought of it as a recipe just something from home - New Orleans! It is a great, easy, quick dinner. Pair with that crusty baguette, a salad and a wonderful bottle of Sancerre and you've got a dinner that can't be beat.


about 1 month ago Mickie Kerr

What is the answer whether to shell or not she'll!