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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!
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
Calories 231kcal


  • 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


  • 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!



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