You might be saying “How does shrimp fall into the ‘affordable’ part of this category? The biggest thing that I’ve learned to do with seafood is watch for specials! Find a seafood counter that you trust that carries a fresh selection. Watch for different fish to be in season and for prices to go down. Another plus with shrimp is to peel and devein them yourself — this will usually be a lower price point than purchasing the shrimp already peeled, etc.
This is a really flavorful but fairly simple way to prepare shrimp. The lemon and garlic marinade make these perfect for sauteing in a pan like I do with this recipe, or throwing on the grill! Serve them with vegetables and rice, or over pasta would also be tasty!
Lemon Garlic Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined (I always do these two steps myself to save a few dollars)
- 3 lemons, plus 1-2 more for garnish
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Kosher salt
- Cracked black pepper
- 2 Tbs butter
Juice 3 lemons into a large zip-lock bag. Add minced garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Make sure marinade is good and combined.
Add shrimp to zip-lock bag, shake together, and set in refrigerator for at least one hour. The longer it marinades, the stronger the flavor.
Heat butter in large saute pan.
Add shrimp to pan, creating a single layer of shrimp.
Cook for 3-4 minutes and flip each shrimp over. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until done.
Serve with lemon wedges.