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Cooked garlic shrimp on a sheet pan with fresh parsley.

Garlic Shrimp in the Microwave

Learn to prep and cook shrimp in the microwave for a quick and delicious addition to your dinner. Garlic shrimp offers a tasty snap of flavor that with incredibly delicious combined with a creamy pasta or added to one of our many Buddha Bowl recipes. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 346 kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 lemon


  • Defrost your shrimp if it is frozen or peel and devein if fresh.
  • In a small bowl combine butter, garlic, parsley, and salt. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until the butter is melted and then mix.
  • Place shrimp into a microwave safe baking dish, pour butter mixture over shrimp, cover with a plate or plastic wrap and microwave on high for about 3 minutes or until the shrimp are pink.
  • Drizzle with juice from half a lemon and additional salt to taste.


Serving: 2gSodium: 1865mgCalcium: 352mgVitamin C: 41mgVitamin A: 530IUSugar: 1gFiber: 2gPotassium: 276mgCholesterol: 602mgCalories: 346kcalTrans Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 15gProtein: 47gCarbohydrates: 6gIron: 5mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, garlic shrimp, microwave, microwave proteins, Microwave Recipes, shirmp
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