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Cooked Shrimp in a Pan with Seasonings and Fresh Parsely

How to Cook Shrimp on the Stove

A quick and easy guide to cooking shrimp on the stove in a pan for perfectly cooked shrimp (with delicious flavor) every time.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves – freshly minced
  • 1 1lb raw shrimp – peeled and deveined with the tail on
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh parsley – finely chopped


  1. Begin by preheating a frying pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Next, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the pan.
  3. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and cook until aromatic.
  4. Then, add the shrimp to the pan, making sure to place it in one layer for even cooking.
  5. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper (or your preferred seasoning).
  6. Add a splash of lemon juice to each side using fresh wedges or bottled lemon juice.
  7. Cook each side for 2 minutes (flipping each piece separately for even cooking) or until the shrimp are done (meat is pink in color and opaque). Larger shrimp may need more time.
  8. Enjoy as is, or serve over rice or pasta for a complete meal.


  • Author: Kelsey Restemayer
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 167
  • Sugar: 0.2 g
  • Sodium: 718.2 mg
  • Fat: 7.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 23.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 182.5 mg

Keywords: shrimp, pan fry

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