Nutrition Tips, Recipes

Never settle for a boring meal! This Garlic-Lemon Shrimp Recipe will be your new favorite high protein fix!

shrimpWhy we love this recipe:
→ 46 grams of protein and just 306 calories per serving.
→ A quick and delicious way to get your protein fix.
→ Pair them with rice or polenta on training days, or steamed veggies on low carb days!

Calories: 306 / Protein: 46 grams / Carbs: 3 grams / Fat: 11 grams  (makes 2 servings)


What you will need (for 2 Servings):

  • 1 pound of raw shrimp, peeled, de-veined and tails off. (medium to large, fresh or frozen will work!)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)

 Directions: (Prep Time: 5 min, Cook Time: 6 min)

  1. Rinse and pat dry your shrimp with paper towels and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
    Once the oil is hot, add the garlic to the pan and saute for 1-2 minutes or until slightly golden.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pan and toss to coat with the garlic, then spread them out in the pan so they have enough room to cook.
    Cook 2 minutes on each side (add an extra 30 seconds per side for larger shrimp).
    Once both sides are cooked, the shrimp should have turned opaque and pink or orange.
  4. Squeeze half a lemon’s juice on the shrimp, and stir fry for an additional 40-60 seconds. (if you like them slightly browned on the outside, this step takes them to the next level!)
    Serve and enjoy! 
Matt McLaughlin

Matt is the owner of Capital Strength & Conditioning. Utilizing his skill set in strength training, movement, nutrition, and lifestyle design; he helps his clients build the best version of themselves.