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Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Lemon Pepper Shrimp is a versatile appetizer or meal that is bursting with freshness! The combination of citrus and the savory seasonings make this dish irresistible!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 317kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp medium size and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest


  • Lemon slices and parsley


  • If the shrimp is frozen, defrost it under cold running water.
  • Pat dry with paper towels before cooking.
  • In a large bowl stir together flour, white pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter and oil and when sizzling, add shrimp and cook until crisp and browned, about 2 minutes per side. If needed cook in batches, do NOT overcrowd the pan.
  • Add lemon zest and lemon juice over to the shrimp, stir for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  • Serve with lemon slices and parsley.



Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 444mg | Sodium: 1373mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 191IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 4mg