Lemon Garlic Shrimp! A quick and easy baked lemon garlic shrimp recipe that takes just a few minutes of prep, a few minutes to cook and it is ready to serve!
I NEED easy!
Life is a non stop go, go, go all day long and there have been times lately that my brain is to mushed by dinner time to make something that involves any effort.
This Lemon Garlic Shrimp recipe involves literally like NO effort! But with no effort you get one super tasty meal that everyone loves! Seriously I normally double this recipe when I make it for us, because everyone gobbles it up!
Yes, I totally grab the bagged salad and add a few chopped veggies like peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers and then call it a meal. Everyone is happy and it was super quick and easy for me to get on the dinner table!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp is the perfect dish to serve if you are in a rush but wanting an impressive and tasty main dish! Seriously, there are not many dishes that are this easy to make!
There are also a few other other quick short cuts that I take when making this easy lemon garlic shrimp.
I like to use jarred minced garlic but if you want to use fresh garlic and mince it yourself using a garlic press you totally can, you will need 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic. If you want a stronger garlic flavor you can add more garlic, if you like a lighter garlic flavor you can use less garlic.
You can buy shrimp at the grocery store that is already deveined, that is what I buy because I have no desire to spend time deveining shrimp. You can grab the frozen shrimp and let it thaw or you can use fresh shrimp. If I am using frozen shrimp then I take it out of the freezer the night before, let it thaw in the fridge and then just peel it and get started making dinner.
When I am making Lemon Garlic Shrimp for a dinner get together I leave the tails on for presentation. I think they look better when serving to guests. But feel free to take them off when you are making this baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp for a family dinner, I take them off so I don’t have to mess with them when I am eating.
How to make Baked Lemon Garlic Shrimp
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- If you need to peel your shrimp or devein them do it first. Then put your shrimp on the pan.
- Add salt, pepper, garlic and olive oil to the shrimp and then mix well so all of the shrimp are covered in the salt, pepper, garlic, and olive oil.
- Slice one lemon and place the slices onto the sheet pan randomly on the pan in between the shrimp.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes until the shrimp are opaque.
- Drizzle the shrimp with the juice of the second lemon and sprinkle with the parsley.
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