This meal hardly requires a recipe, it’s that easy. Maybe the best shrimp we’ve ever eaten at home!


I like to buy the fresh, peeled and deveined shrimp from Whole Foods.  But the frozen, peeled and deveined shrimp from Walmart or Sam’s are really good, too. Just thaw it under running water and let them dry in the refrigerator before cooking.



Lemon Butter Shrimp

serves 4


2 pounds shrimp (use more or less depending on how many people you’re serving)

1 stick butter

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 lemons, sliced and seeds removed

salt and pepper, to taste


Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Add butter, garlic, and lemons to a 9×13 casserole dish and put the dish into the oven until the butter is melted.  Remove dish from the oven and add the shrimp.  Toss the shrimp in the melted butter, and bake for about 10 minutes, or until all the shrimp are pink and opaque.  Serve with rice or crusty bread.


Lemon Butter Shrimp