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My Go-To 10-Minute Sautéed Shrimp

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This 10-Minute Sautéed Shrimp is about as easy as it gets and flavor-packed! It’s a simple and quick recipe for how to cook shrimp on the stove. Serve with rice or pasta, roasted veggies, on top of a salad, next to mashed potatoes, or on its own!
Servings 2
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 pound medium shrimp deveined and cleaned
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Oil or butter for sautéing


  • If frozen, defrost your shrimp (see note).
  • Pat your shrimp dry and add shrimp to a medium-sized bowl. Add in turmeric, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  • Heat oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat, and add in your shrimp so they are lined evenly on the skillet (avoid overcrowding).
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, until opaque and cooked through. They cook quickly, so don't overcook!
  • Squeeze lemon over the shrimp and toss to combine. Taste and adjust salt as desired.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


  1. Thawing your frozen shrimp:
    1. Know you’re going to make this shrimp recipe? Take out your frozen shrimp the day before and thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
    2. Didn’t take it out of the freezer in time? No problem! Place the frozen shrimp into a large bowl with cold water. Let the shrimp sit for about 15 minutes, stirring every so often to break up any pieces that have frozen together. Pat dry and proceed with the recipe as instructed.
  2. You can add tons of fresh garlic if you'd like! Add this in step 3, let sautè for 1 minute, before adding in your shrimp.
  3. Shrimp sizes. You can use any size shrimp you have or that you like, but just note to adjust cooking time slightly, as needed!  Large shrimp will take roughly 2 minutes per side, whereas you’ll add an extra minute for extra large shrimp or jumbo shrimp.


Serving: 1/2 recipeCalories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 56gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 453mgSodium: 1000mgFiber: 1g
Keyword: easy shrimp recipe, how to sauté shrimp, sautéed shrimp, sautéed shrimp recipe
Course: Dinner
Method: Stove Top
Author: Lexi