Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp

If you’re craving a burst of flavor with a hint of zest, then our Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp recipe is a must-try. This dish combines succulent shrimp with the bright, refreshing notes of lemon and the subtle heat of black pepper. It’s the perfect balance of tangy and spicy, making it a delightful addition to any seafood lover’s menu.


  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Start by marinating the shrimp. In a bowl, combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, black pepper, and salt. Mix well.
  2. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the marinade, ensuring they are evenly coated. Allow them to marinate for 15-20 minutes to absorb the delicious flavors.
  3. While the shrimp is marinating, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers, ensuring they’re evenly spaced.
  5. Grill the shrimp skewers for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn pink and slightly charred.
  6. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve your Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp hot with a side of your favorite dipping sauce or a fresh garden salad.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp is a quick and easy seafood dish that’s bursting with bright lemon and spicy black pepper flavors. Perfect for grilling or cooking indoors, it’s a crowd-pleaser that will leave your taste buds dancing.

Nutrition Information: Calories – 180, Protein – 20g, Carbohydrates – 3g, Fat – 10g

Whether you’re hosting a summer barbecue or looking for a simple weeknight dinner, Zesty Lemon Pepper Shrimp is a delightful choice. The marriage of zesty lemon and bold black pepper creates a dish that’s both refreshing and satisfying. So, fire up the grill or heat up the stovetop and treat yourself to this irresistible seafood delight!

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