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15-Minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

If you’re short on time yet want something healthy for dinner, this Easy lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi is the perfect solution. Serve this tender, succulent shrimp over pasta or rice for a quick and delicious dinner any day of the week.

Easy Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

Some weeknights, I wonder how we manage to get a good meal on the dinner table.

Between our work schedules, training for the marathon (more on that to come,) and the kids’ mountain of activities, I am constantly checking our iPhones to be sure we haven’t missed some appointment.

Yet I still want a healthy and tasty meal for dinner.  Even on Mondays.

Maybe that’s because my parents cooked us fresh meals for dinner every day of the week, despite the insane work hours and night shifts they juggled.  [Thank you, M&D]

So I do what it takes to put something worthwhile on the table most days.

Which is why I was thrilled about today’s scrumptious recipe…

Shrimp Scampi Pasta

When McCormick let me in on this fun meal planning tool that matches people with recipes that fit their lifestyle, time constraints, and diet preferences, I leapt at the chance to try it out.

We are a group of seafood fiends in our home.  [See below for full photos of drool worthy recipes.]

But as aforementioned, we’re also short on time during the work week.    I was ecstatic to find this Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi recipe for our busy weeknights.

Easy Lemon Pepper Shrimp

I had to dub this Scampi 15-Minute, because it literally takes just a teensy bit of time to throw this together. It takes just 6 ingredients to pull off a delicious skillet full of tender, succulent shrimp.

This 15-minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi is garlicky, lemony, and boasts a perfect little kick to it.  It’s fabulous over your favorite pasta or rice.  I tossed my shrimp on a bed of this Buttery 30-Minute Spaghetti with Garlic and Olive Oil.

Here’s to eating well, even on Mondays.

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

15-Minute Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi

5 from 1 vote
This quick and easy version of Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scamp comes together in just a few minutes and is healthy, tender, and succulent. Pair it with your favorite pasta or rice for an easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Amy Dong


  • 3 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb large, 26/30 peeled and deveined raw shrimp
  • 1 TB MCormick Perfect Pinch Lemon & Pepper Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Pat dry raw shrimp with paper towels. In a bowl, gently combine shrimp with lemon & pepper seasoning and red pepper flakes.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil on medium heat. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds just until fragrant, but do not let it brown. Add the seasoned shrimp, cooking and stirring 2-3 minutes or just until shrimp turns opaque. Once it turns opaque, immediately turn heat off. Stir in the parsley, and add salt and pepper to taste if needed.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 584mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 211IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main, seafood
Cuisine: American Italian
Method: Skillet, Stovetop

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