Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

SERVES 6  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 20 Min

2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided

Prep ingredients before you begin cooking. Do not skip this step.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add garlic to skillet and cook about 1 minute. Add shrimp, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute without stirring. Continue cooking until shrimp begin turning pink (about 2-3 minutes). Remove shrimp from pan and set aside in a bowl. (They will be returned to the skillet to continue cooking).

Add lemon juice to skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until liquid is reduced by half. Add remaining butter and cook until melted. Add 1/2 of parsley. Stir to combine. Add shrimp back into the pan. Stir to combine. Cook until shrimp are opaque, about 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally. Top with remaining parsley and serve with a lemon wedge if desired.

Serve over pasta or steamed vegetables and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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