Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe

This salt and pepper shrimp recipe is simple and flavorful, a fantastic easy weeknight meal you can make in a skillet in 20 minutes! It’s low in carbs, high in protein, and a great way to cook fresh or frozen shrimp.

This shrimp is a fantastic dinner to make for company, it’s fancy enough to cook for company. I love serving this shrimp with the best chopped salad and some easy jalapeno cornbread.

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Sometimes the simplest flavor combinations can have the biggest impact! I love a really basic salt and pepper spice base for my shrimp, layering them on top of garlic and fresh herbs. We love making this shrimp as a base to add to creamy grits or tossed with pasta and garlic bread.

This recipe can be made with fresh shrimp, or thawed frozen shrimp, both work great. Here in New England, we love getting super fresh seafood! But if you live in a land-locked state, then frozen is the way to go. All you need are some simple ingredients and spices, and you have a fantastic dinner in no time.

This Salt and Pepper Shrimp Recipe Is

  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Ready in 30 Minutes
  • High in Protein
  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • Great for Company
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This salt and pepper shrimp is what I call an Easy Entertaining Recipe – can feed guests in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for cookouts, summer gatherings, party invites, or when you just want a healthy homemade meal on the grill. These Easy Entertaining Recipes are great for friends, family, and guests.

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What’s in This Easy Cast Iron Skillet Shrimp Recipe?

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  • Shrimp – uncooked, peeled, and deveined. If you can find fresh shrimp, I highly recommend it (living in New England we tend to be spoiled on that front). If not, store-bought or frozen works great. Just make sure to rinse off any brine before using.
  • Butter – I like to use unsalted butter to reduce the amount of sodium in my cooking.
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table salt.  It’s inexpensive, so I’d recommend this salt if you’re looking for an easy way to level up your spice pantry.
  • Tellicherry Peppercorns: It’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper.  Amazon has a generic brand tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and will add way more flavor to your recipes.
  • Chicken Stock – is the base of this fantastic dish, or any stock you have on hand.
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Fresh Parsley
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How Do I Make Shrimp with Salt and Pepper?

  1. Rinse shrimp under cold water, allow to drain, and set aside
  2. In a shallow pan or cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over low heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic begins to brown at the outside. Pour in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper into the pan.
  3. Turn up the heat to medium high heat, and place the shrimp in an even layer at the bottom of the pan. Allow the shrimp to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until pink on one side, then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes on the other side. Add the lemon juice and parsley, and stir well to combine.
  4. Serve the salt and pepper shrimp with grits, over pasta, or with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Kelly, ModernBites.com
This salt and pepper shrimp recipe is simple and flavorful, a fantastic easy weeknight meal you can make in a skillet in 20 minutes! It’s low in carbs, high in protein, and a great way to cook fresh or frozen shrimp.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 195 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp uncooked, peeled, and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or other stock
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup parsley

Instructions
 

  • Rinse shrimp under cold water, allow to drain, and set aside
  • In a shallow pan or cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over low heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes until the garlic begins to brown at the outside. Pour in the chicken stock, salt, and pepper into the pan.
  • Turn up the heat to medium high heat, and place the shrimp in an even layer at the bottom of the pan. Allow the shrimp to cook for 3 to 4 minutes until pink on one side, then flip the shrimp and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes on the other side. Add the lemon juice and parsley, and stir well to combine.
  • Serve the salt and pepper shrimp with grits, over pasta, or with your favorite dipping sauce.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 24gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 198mgSodium: 495mgPotassium: 384mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 499IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
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