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Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli and Bell Peppers

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Shrimp is one of my all-time favorite seafood items. And when you add garlic to it, it’s even better! This garlic shrimp recipe is simple and delicious and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. In about half an hour, you can have a delicious stir-fry that is packed with flavor. And best of all, this recipe is super easy to follow.

Skillet of garlic butter shrimp and vegetables.

Shrimp is a great source of protein and is very low in calories. This makes it a perfect food for those watching their weight. And garlic is not only delicious, but it also has many health benefits. Garlic has been shown to boost the immune system, lower cholesterol levels, and even help prevent cancer.

Let’s take a look at how this tasty seafood dish is made.

Main Ingredients

  • Raw Shrimp – One pound is all that you need for this dish. Look for medium size shrimp. If you want to save money, buy frozen with the shell and tails still on. Thaw them and remove both the tail and shell before cooking.
  • Garlic – This recipe uses minced garlic. For convenience, I like to use bottled minced garlic which I buy at a grocery store (look for it in the produce aisle). For best results, dice fresh garlic.
  • Italian seasoning – The classic blend of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, garlic, and thyme all in one nice spice blend adds flavor to this dish.
  • Cayenne pepper – This spice adds heat. If you don’t like spicy food, feel free to leave it out.
  • Lemon – Lemons add a burst of citrus flavor and help to lighten the dish.
  • Butter – Butter adds creaminess and richness to the dish.
  • Broccoli – Broccoli is nutritious and has a slight crunch that pairs well with tender shrimp in this stir-fry recipe.
  • Red Bell Pepper – Adds a touch of sweetness and a pop of color to the dish. It also has phytonutrients like lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant.
Ingredients to make garlic butter shrimp and vegetables.

Instructions

In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice. Set the shrimp aside for 5 minutes.

Bowl of shrimp.

Heat a skillet with oil on medium heat. Stir fry shrimp for 2 minutes then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook until the shrimp are cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the cooked shrimp and set it aside.

Skillet of cooked shrimp.

Add the rest of the butter to the same skillet along with the broccoli and bell pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook it longer if you prefer your vegetables to be more tender.

Bowl of stir-fried vegetables.

Add the shrimp back to the skillet. Stir and season with salt and pepper, if needed.

Cooked shrimp and vegetables in a cast iron skillet.

Cook for 1 minute until the shrimp is heated through.

Spoonful of shrimp, broccoli, and red bell pepper.

Garnish with fresh parsley and sliced lemon. 

How to Store Leftovers

Allow to cool down completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Shrimp on a fork.

If you like shrimp as much as we do, be sure to check out our Air fryer Shrimp Tacos recipe, Shrimp and Sausage recipe, and Low Carb Shrimp Scampi recipe.

Skillet of garlic butter shrimp and vegetables.

Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli and Red Bell Peppers

This stir-fry is packed with flavor and only takes about half an hour to make.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 470kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • teaspoon sea salt to taste
  • teaspoon ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Juice of half lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted, divided
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup red bell pepper cut in cubes
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Sliced lemon to garnish

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, season shrimp with salt, pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper and lemon juice. Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat a skillet with oil on medium heat. Stir fry shrimp for 2 minutes then add 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook until the shrimp are cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the cooked shrimp and set it aside.
  • Add the rest of the butter to the same skillet along with the broccoli and bell pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook it longer if you prefer your vegetables to be more tender.
  • Add the shrimp back to the skillet. Stir and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Cook for 1 minute until the shrimp is heated through.
  • Garnish with parsley and sliced lemon.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 88g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 1308mg | Sodium: 4119mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1648IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 485mg | Iron: 9mg
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