Lemon Garlic Shrimp: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

Lemon Garlic Shrimp is a delightful dish that combines the zesty flavor of lemon with the rich aroma of garlic. This recipe is perfect for those looking to prepare a quick, delicious meal. At Ayvaco, we believe in enhancing your culinary experiences with our premium extra virgin olive oil. In this article, we’ll show you how to make this mouth-watering dish using our high-quality Turkish Olive Oil.

Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Shrimp

To make this exquisite Lemon Garlic Shrimp, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons of Ayvaco EVOO
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
Why choose Ayvaco extra virgin olive oil?

Why Choose Ayvaco Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Ayvaco EVOO is the perfect choice for cooking this recipe. Our Turkish Olive Oil is known for its rich flavor and superior quality. Using high-quality olive oil like Ayvaco’s enhances the taste and nutritional value of your dishes. Extra virgin olive oil is packed with antioxidants and healthy fats, making your meals not only delicious but also nutritious.

Preparing the Shrimp

  1. Clean the Shrimp: Rinse the shrimp under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Ensuring they are dry helps them sear better in the pan.
  2. Season the Shrimp: In a bowl, toss the shrimp with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat. Set aside.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat the Olive Oil: In a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons of Ayvaco Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium-high heat. The rich aroma of our Turkish Olive Oil will fill your kitchen, setting the stage for a flavorful dish.
  2. Sauté the Garlic: Add the minced garlic to the hot oil. Sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant, being careful not to let it burn.
  3. Cook the Shrimp: Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque. The shrimp should be cooked through but still juicy.
  4. Add Lemon: Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the shrimp. Add the lemon zest and stir well to combine. The lemon juice will deglaze the pan, picking up all the delicious bits stuck to the bottom.
  5. Add Fresh Parsley: Sprinkle the chopped parsley over the shrimp. Stir to combine and cook for another minute. The fresh parsley adds a burst of color and freshness to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

Transfer the Lemon Garlic Shrimp to a serving platter. Garnish with lemon wedges and a drizzle of Ayvaco Extra Virgin Olive Oil for added richness. This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of steamed vegetables, rice, or crusty bread to soak up the flavorful sauce.

Benefits of Cooking with Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooking with Ayvaco EVOO not only enhances the flavor of your dishes but also provides numerous health benefits. Extra virgin olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which are known to support heart health. It also contains antioxidants that help combat inflammation and oxidative stress. Incorporating high-quality olive oil into your diet can improve overall well-being.

Tips for Perfect Lemon Garlic Shrimp

  1. Don’t Overcook the Shrimp: Shrimp cook very quickly, and overcooking can make them tough. Keep an eye on them and remove from heat as soon as they turn pink and opaque.
  2. Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh garlic, lemon, and parsley make a big difference in the flavor of this dish. The fresher the ingredients, the better the taste.
  3. High-Quality Olive Oil: Using a premium extra virgin olive oil like Ayvaco’s Turkish Olive Oil ensures a rich, robust flavor that elevates your cooking.


Lemon Garlic Shrimp is a simple yet delicious dish that is perfect for any occasion. By using Ayvaco Extra Virgin Olive Oil, you can enhance the flavors and enjoy the health benefits of this premium product. Try this recipe today and experience the delightful combination of lemon, garlic, and high-quality Turkish Olive Oil.

For more recipes and to purchase Ayvaco EVOO, visit our online store. Enjoy the rich flavors and health benefits that come with cooking with the best olive oil available.