Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp

This easy Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp is packed full of spicy flavor and a perfect wholesome appetizer for that summer outdoor gathering I know many of you are looking forward to!  Only a few ingredients and 10 minutes of pan frying for this delicious seafood dish!

When I think about shrimp, I think about family gatherings, outdoor barbecues and cookouts. All of which I’m looking forward to when summer rolls around!

Pan fried shrimp seasoned with bay seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, and chili pepper served in a bowl with chopped parsley being sprinkled on.

One of my favorite seasonings to use with shrimp is Old Bay, a blend of spices and herbs with a strong herbaceous flavor.  It goes great with seafood and shrimp is no exception!

Not only is shrimp quick, easy and downright delicious, but it’s also a great healthy protein option to add to your low carb or keto diet!

All you have to do is toss shrimp in a mix of Old Bay seasoning and pan fry it to perfection! Add a little garlic and lemon juice at the end and that’s all it takes to have yourself an amazing protein packed dish!

What is Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp and how do you saute it?

For this pan-fried shrimp recipe, you will need to combine seasonings into a bowl and then toss the uncooked shrimp until evenly coated.

Next, heat a skillet and cook shrimp 45-60 seconds per side under medium heat until shrimp is pink and no longer opaque.

Add garlic and lemon juice then transfer to a serving bowl.  Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve warm.  A great side dish or appetizer!

Fresh shrimp mixed in with frozen shrimp.

What type of shrimp is best for pan frying?

Any type of shrimp works great for pan frying but we recommend using medium to jumbo shrimp.  Just make sure they’re peeled, deveined and defrosted per instructions if using frozen.

Can you pan fry frozen shrimp?

It’s best to use defrosted thawed shrimp when pan frying.  This will ensure that the center isn’t raw when the outside is cooked.

It is best to thaw per directions on the bag, or if you’re in a hurry, you can also run shrimp under cold water until defrosted.

Old Bay seasoning in a measuring spoon.

What’s old bay seasoning?

Old bay seasoning is a mix of celery salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and paprika.  The seasoning is commonly used to season crustaceans or other types of seafood.  They also go great with other types of meats such as chicken!

How spicy is this pan fried garlic shrimp recipe?

This old bay garlic pan fried shrimp has a nice kick to it but I wouldn’t say it’s packed with too much heat.  If you prefer your shrimp on the spicier side, add a little more cayenne pepper, just don’t overdo it because cayenne pepper can get spicy quick!

What is the nutrition information for this pan fried shrimp recipe?

  • 231 Calories
  • 2g Carbohydrates
  • 1g Fiber
  • 24g Protein
  • 14g Fat
  • 189mg Cholesterol
  • 252mg Sodium
  • 285mg Potassium
  • 9mg Calcium
  • 1mg Iron
  • 53ui Vitamin A
  • 3mg Vitamin C

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Now if you’re ready, let’s get making some Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 10M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~1g
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Thawed Peeled Shrimp
  • 3 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tbsp High Temp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Parsley (optional garnish)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.

3) Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, drying off any liquid with a paper towel and transferring to a mixing bowl.

4) Combine Old Bay Seasoning and cayenne pepper in a clean mixing bowl.  Once combined, sprinkle onto prepared shrimp and mix until evenly coated.

5) In a Teflon fry pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temp on medium heat.  Once up to temp, add in shrimp and cook for 45-60 seconds per side or until pink.

6) Once the shrimp is cooked, add in grated garlic and lemon juice.  Stir until well combined and then transfer to a serving plate.  Garnish with optional dried parsley flakes and enjoy hot!

Hope you enjoy your Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp dish!

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Pan fried shrimp seasoned with bay seasoning, garlic, lemon juice, and chili pepper served in a bowl with chopped parsley being sprinkled on.

Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp

This easy Old Bay Pan Fried Garlic Shrimp is packed full of spicy flavor and a perfect wholesome appetizer for that summer outdoor gathering I know many of you are looking forward to! Only a few ingredients and 10 minutes of pan frying for this delicious seafood dish!
4.58 from 26 votes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Worldwide
Keyword: garlic shrimp, pan fried shrimp
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Print Recipe
Calories: 231kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Thawed Peeled Shrimp
  • 3 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tbsp High Temp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Parsley optional garnish

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.
  • Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, drying off any liquid with a paper towel and transferring to a mixing bowl.
  • Combine Old Bay Seasoning and cayenne pepper in a clean mixing bowl. Once combined, sprinkle onto prepared shrimp and mix until evenly coated.
  • In a Teflon fry pan, add cooking oil and bring up to temp on medium heat. Once up to temp, add in shrimp and cook for 45-60 seconds per side or until pink.
  • Once the shrimp is cooked, add in grated garlic and lemon juice. Stir until well combined and then transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with optional dried parsley flakes and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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