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Air fried lemon pepper shrimp on a black plate

Lemon Pepper Garlic Shrimp

This is a super easy and spicy lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe. These air fried shrimp are healthy and delicious or try the skillet version. These are paleo and keto friendly. Do try.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon pepper garlic shrimp, lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe
recipe lemon pepper garlic shrimp recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 214kcal


  • 1 lb. shrimp or 500 g. peeled and deveined
  • 2 tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tbsp. butter for skillet frying
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil for skillet frying
  • 1 tsp. olive oil or butter for air frying
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 lemon


  • spring onion greens and lemon slices


  • Peel, devein and wash the prawns.
  • Add together minced garlic, fresh pepper powder along with salt and lemon juice. Rub it on shrimp and keep aside.

For Air fryer

  • Brush the shrimp with 1 tsp. olive oil or butter.
  • Preheat the Air fryer at 180 C or 360 F for 5 minutes. Lay the prawns in the Air fryer basket after brushing it with oil. For medium prawns, air fry for 5 minutes and they are done.
  • Serve your pepper garlic shrimp with dip, lemon slices and chopped spring onion greens. It's super delicious.

For Skillet Cooking

  • Heat butter and oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook on both sides till nice and browned. Don’t overcook the shrimp.
  • It takes only about 1- 2 minutes on each side for the shrimp to curl up and turn pink. They will get a nice brown colour too.
  • Spoon the leftover sauce on the shrimp and serve with lemon slices and chopped spring onion greens. You could also serve with a dip.


1. Choose good quality, fresh shrimp. You can also use frozen and thawed shrimp for this recipe. I have used medium-sized shrimp.
2. Remember to take the shrimp off the pan quickly because they will continue to cook even after you take them off the heat. They MUST NOT overcook.
3. This is a spicy recipe. If you want less heat, reduce the black pepper.
4. To make this recipe dairy free, just use olive oil in place of butter.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 302mg | Sodium: 935mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg