Lemon Pepper Shrimp is simple, easy, and so delicious! With lemon, black pepper, and a few other ingredients, this shrimp comes together in 10 minutes and is perfect for a variety of different dishes.
This dish is great for a busy weeknight since it's so easy to throw together.
I love making this lemon pepper shrimp for meal prep and including it on top of pasta, in rice bowls, and salads throughout the week. It's so versatile and perfect for a weeknight dinner!
You can use any size shrimp for this recipe, but I do recommend using medium shrimp or large shrimp. If you're buying frozen shrimp at the grocery store, there will be a label with the size of the shrimp.
You'll get lemon and peppery flavors in this dish. It's such an easy dish that you'll want to make it again and again!
I also love making this recipe for entertaining. It's the perfect recipe for seafood lovers! Just double the recipe if you're serving a crowd and serve with your favorite pasta or salad. Your guests will love it!
Here are the ingredients you will need for this easy recipe:
- Fresh shrimp - Peeled and deveined, or thawed from frozen. I typically buy mine from Aldi, they always have great prices on frozen shrimp!
- Salt - I love using Maldon salt
- Black Pepper - Freshly ground if you can!
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning - Any brand of lemon pepper seasoning is good!
- Olive Oil - Regular olive oil. You can substitute with butter or avocado oil.
- Fresh Lemon Juice - Or out of the bottle is good!
- Fresh Parsley - Adds a kick of freshness to the dish
Step by Step Directions
Let's make this easy dish together!
Pat shrimp dry with a paper towel. Toss shrimp with salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper seasoning in a medium bowl.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and shrimp in a single layer. Cook for 2 minutes per side, until the shrimp turn pink.
Add lemon juice to the pan and cook an additional minute. Serve with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips and tricks to make this lemon pepper shrimp recipe.
Use a Large Saute Pan - It's important to use a large pan so the shrimp can cook evenly in one layer. This keeps them get a little sear before you add in the lemon juice.
Level it up - Once you remove shrimp from the pan, add in a little white wine and let the sauce reduce down. Pour over the shrimp for an enhanced flavor to this delicious recipe.
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this recipe. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Large Saute Pan - I have this saute pan and love it! It's great for a variety of different dishes.
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Olive Oil - Using good olive oil is one of the best ways to level up your cooking. I love this brand and always have some in stock at my house!
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this easy recipe.
Air Fry - Check out my post on how to air fry shrimp and make air fryer lemon pepper shrimp!
More Seasonings - Add garlic powder, lemon zest, or red pepper flakes to give this recipe a more lemony or spicy kick! You could even add in old bay seasoning.
Oven Roasted - Prepare this recipe a different way - in the oven! Make sheet pan lemon pepper shrimp by combining all ingredients and roasting at 425 for 10 minutes. It's so easy and will be delicious!
Frequently Asked Questions
Lemon pepper is delicious on shrimp, fish, chicken, and vegetables! It's a delicious seasoning with a lot of flavor that improves a variety of dishes.
Garlic, lemon pepper, parsley, onion powder, and old bay are all popular spices that go very well with shrimp dishes.
Lemon pepper is a spice that is great for seasoning dishes such as shrimp, fish, chicken, marinates, or vegetables. You can use it as the main flavor or add it in for enhanced seasoning.
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this recipe.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight continuer and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until warm.
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Lemon Pepper Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Fresh parsley for serving
- Pat the shrimp dry. Toss with salt, black pepper, and lemon pepper seasoning.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and the shrimp. Cook for two minutes per side.
- After flipping, add lemon juice. Serve with fresh parsley.