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Sauteed shrimp

Total Time
15 min
10 min
5 min
You cannot beat a 15-minute recipe that can be a main dish, salad topping, or party appetizer. Fresh lemon juice and parsley get a boost from a touch of lemon-pepper seasoning to provide simple yet wonderful flavor for this easy sauté. Have your shrimp peeled and deveined before you leave the store or purchase frozen peeled and deveined shrimp to save time at home. Serve these shrimp hot, warm or cold. Make some for a dinner main and take leftovers to work as a salad protein the next day. Leftover lemony juices make a great dressing.


Olive oil cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), large, peeled and deveined

Fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Lemon pepper

1 tsp, seasoning

Table salt

¼ tsp, or to taste

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

Fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped


  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat; add oil and heat. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute. Add lemon juice, lemon herb seasoning, salt and pepper; stir to coat shrimp. Sauté until shrimp are bright pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Yields about 3 ounces of shrimp per serving.


Frozen shrimp thaws easily in short order if you place it in a colander and run under cool water until thawed. For parties, serve alone or with a cocktail dipping sauce.