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Lemon Shrimp Sauté Recipe


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Try this quick and easy shrimp recipe reminiscent of scampi. Using frozen shrimp that are already peeled and deveined saves time and effort.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 pound frozen, peeled, and deveined medium-sized shrimp, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, such as parsley, thyme, and/or oregano, chopped


Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 5 minutes, turning once. Add the lemon juice and increase heat to medium-high. Boil 30 seconds and then season with the freshly ground black pepper. Top each of the 4 servings with the fresh herbs.