Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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This Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp is part of my regular dinner rotation. It’s easy, quick to throw together, and tastes fabulous! I serve it over mashed sweet potatoes to balance out the spice. The creaminess of the sweet potatoes complements the spiciness of the shrimp. This is a dish you can make as spicy or as mild as you’d like, it’s all up to your own taste.

Cook the shrimp
Mash the sweet potatoes
Plate and enjoy!

Spicy Lemon Garlic Shrimp

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 199kcal


  • 16 oz uncooked shrimp
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 pinch table salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Light 30% vegetable oil spread I Can't Believe It's Not Butter


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat until warm.
  • Add shrimp, garlic, and crushed red pepper all at once and stir together.
  • Add seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything together.
  • Cook over medium heat until shrimp are fully cooked, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour lemon juice into skillet and stir again.
  • Reduce heat to low and add parsley.
  • Transfer shrimp to plates.

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