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Quick Sautéed Garlic Shrimp

Garlic sautéed shrimp is a healthy and easy entree for weeknight dinners. Make it in under 10 minutes and it's paleo and whole30 approved!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 108kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $10-15


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined, tails on or off
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • lemon wedges and fresh parsley for topping


  • SEASON THE SHRIMP: Lightly pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and season with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. Toss gently to coat all of the shrimp evenly with the seasoning.
    1 pound shrimp, salt and pepper
  • PREPARE THE PAN: Heat the oil or melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is thin and shimmering, add the garlic and the red pepper flakes to the pan and cook for about 30-60 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant.
    1 tablespoon olive oil or butter, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, 2 cloves of garlic
  • COOK THE SHRIMP: Next, add the shrimp in an even layer and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes per side, then transfer the shrimp to a bowl off the heat. Serve hot with parsley and lemon wedges.
    1 pound shrimp, lemon wedges and fresh parsley for topping


Serving: 3ounces (cooked) | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg