Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp – An Alternative Protein Bowl

Easy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe with a touch of basil, coconut milk and honey! It’s one of the easiest and quickest way to prepare shrimp, all ready within 20 minutes

This lemon garlic butter shrimp recipe is a perfect way to cook up shrimp in a tasty and unique way.  The shrimp is cooked with four different flavors that come together extremely well: honey, garlic, lemon and basil.  Sometimes adding too many flavors in one dish can result in a confusing taste going in too many directions, I don’t find this to be one of those dishes.  Lemon is practically a given ingredient when eating seafood, and lemon with garlic is always welcome in my book.  The savory basil is aromatic and the honey adds a sweetness and slight texture change that brings a hint of Asian flare.  I like that the honey balances out the tanginess from lemon.

lemon garlic butter shrimp

With the shrimp having a high protein content and quinoa added to the dish I consider this to be a great option for a shrimp protein bowl.  It definitely mixes it up a bit from the more common chicken and other common protein bowls that you’ll find out there.  I didn’t feel like going to the store today so I just grabbed a few other veggies that were on-hand, which included peas and corn (since I have two toddlers I always seem to have a bag of those around!).

You can enjoy this lemon garlic shrimp with rice or follow my lead with it on top of your favorite salad.  Either should taste great.

Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Posh Journal
  • 12 pieces of extra-large shrimp
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or more according to your liking
  • 1 teaspoon chopped basil I used mydorot
  • tablespoons Optional: 2 coconut milk full fat
  • salt/pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over hight heat. When it begins to smoke, place shrimp in a skillet and cook for one minute without stirring
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper to taste
  3. Stir in garlic and chopped basil, cook for about 1 minute
  4. In a small mixing bowl, add lemon juice, honey and coconut milk quickly stir
  5. Next stir in the lemon juice, coconut milk, honey mixture and 1/4 tablespoon butter
  6. Cook until the butter is melted, then turn the heat to low and add the remaining butter
  7. Keep stirring until the shrimp is well cooked, then stir in chopped parsley and turn off the heat.
  8. Serve with rice, salad or quinoa with veggies of your choice.



lemon garlic butter shrimp

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  • Reply Doria Oct 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

    First of all, your pictures are gorgeous! Sometime when my husband isn’t around (he’s allergic to shellfish) I’m totally trying this because it looks so yummy–and easy. 😉

    • Reply Rika Oct 29, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      My sister is allergic to shellfish too 🙁

  • Reply Pam Wattenbarger Oct 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Your pictures are beautiful! They make me want to grab the dish right off the screen. I’m a huge shrimp fan so this recipe is on my menu soon.

    • Reply Rika Oct 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm

      hope you’d enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply 3decades3kids Diane Sullivan Oct 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    What an absolutely delicious looking dish. I love anything with shrimp and would love to try this recipe!

  • Reply Heather Oct 29, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, that looks amazing! I need to cook more with quinoa! Your pictures are amazing.

  • Reply Rebecca Swenor Oct 30, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    This Lemon garlic butter shrimp looks like a great dish for my family. They love shrimp and I will have to make this for them. I don’t eat shrimp but I do cook it for them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Reply chefjoe11 Oct 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    This photo is gorgeous. Lemon and garlic are two of my favorite flavor combinations.

  • Reply sayhellonature Oct 30, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Oh yum! I love shrimp dishes and finding new recipes to make with them. Saving to make soon!

  • Reply Jennifer Oct 31, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    Oh wow, this looks delicious! I never think to cook with shrimp even though it is so yummy.

  • Reply Bites for Foodies Oct 31, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    This is my kind of meal!!! It looks so clean and so delicious! Shrimp is one of my favourite foods!

  • Reply Clara Nov 1, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I love shrimp and I love butter so this is a no brainer for me. The quinoa adds a nice twist.

  • Reply Emma Spellman Nov 1, 2016 at 9:32 am

    This dish looks amazing and super healthy. I will have to add it to our menu plans for next month. I love shrimp!

  • Reply Giveaways4Mom (@Giveaways4Mom) Nov 2, 2016 at 6:01 am

    What a yummy meal! It makes me hungry. I should try these at home, Thanks for the new recipe

  • Reply Amanda Love Nov 3, 2016 at 1:33 am

    This has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations when it comes to shrimp! Normally it’s just lemon butter or garlic butter. With the two combined, you can never go wrong!

  • Reply Krystal Nov 3, 2016 at 4:15 am

    I just bought a pound of shrimp last night. I like to cook them quickly for easy lunches. This looks DELICIOUS!

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