Shrimp (Prawns) in Lemon and Garlic Butter on Lemon Basmati

The smell of garlic slowly cooking in butter is only improved by the addition of shrimp, lemon and parsley.

You could substitute 1 tbs of olive oil for 1 tbs of the butter if you wish – or use all olive oil. But we don't (usually) eat a lot of butter, so we indulge in this recipe.

And, as long as all that lovely garlic is sizzling, we might as well add some to the rice.

Sautéed Shrimp (Prawns) in Lemon and Garlic Butter

Preparation and cooking time:  25 minutes          


  • 12oz (350gr) shrimp (prawns), cleaned
  • 4 – 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbs fresh, snipped parsley 
  • Lemon Garlic Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon thyme  
  • 1 tbs lemon juice

Lemon Garlic Shrimp


    • Clean shrimp if needed, if not just rinse and let drain.
    • Cut lemon in half and cut off 2 slices for garnish. 
    • Squeeze the remaining lemon for juice. 
    • Mince garlic.
    • Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. 
    • Add paprika and sauté briefly. 
    • Add garlic and sauté until golden and tender, 5 – 7 minutes. 
    • Turn heat up to medium and add shrimp.  Sauté until shrimp start to curl and turn opaque. 
    • Add lemon juice, parsley and heat through. 
    • To serve:  Arrange rice on a small platter.  Spoon shrimp and sauce on rice, garnish with lemon slices and serve.
    • Lemon Garlic Basmati Rice   
    • Mince garlic.
    • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. 
    • Add garlic and sauté briefly, 1 – 2 minutes. 
    • Add rice and sauté, stirring for 1 minute. 
    • Add stock, thyme and lemon juice. 
    • Cover and cook for length of time on package. 
    • When done fluff with a fork and serve. 

    It finally stopped raining long enough for me to work in the garden a bit today.

    Of course it's still cold.

    I never thought I would be gardening in my winter coat.

    I have to move the herb garden.

    I can't keep the puppies out without putting up a 5 foot high fence.

    If I put up a 5 foot fence I can't get in.

    You see the problem.

    We're putting up a 5 foot high fence around the front garden…. hopefully to keep the puppies in.

    Okay, not puppies, just Bad Bonnie.

    She's been getting out regularly.  Good Guapa stays inside the fence and barks.

    Bonnie gets out and tears around the fields chasing bunnies.

    I chase after Bonnie. 

    The little darlings do have a new game the like to play together….

    With the toads.

    We have a lot of toads.

    They like to nose them, then chase them when they hop.

    They don't seem to grasp the idea that swatting them with their tiny paws kind of inhibits their ability to hop.

    So far, the lawn isn't littered with flat toads.  Apparently they can take a lot of abuse.

    For all those who like to broaden their linguistic skills….

    French for toad is 'crapaud'.

    I like that….

    6 thoughts on “Shrimp (Prawns) in Lemon and Garlic Butter on Lemon Basmati”

    1. My dog licked a toad or frog and had a terrible foaming at the mouth reaction. I hope that doesn’t happen to your puppies. The shrimp nlooks very delicious!

    2. I have never associated rural France with toads – frogs legs, yes but toads, no !! Can these toads be harvested for their legs, I wonder. You could have a new business with the help of your two toad hounds !!

    3. Zoomie, I love lemon and garlic… And, I have been told they are now dogs! They’re still my little puppies 😉
      Meredith, not so far. I was hoping they would taste bad, but apparently that’s not the case either. And we have soooo many, every night it’s toad time.
      manningroad, we have lots and lots of toads… and frogs are over at the cow pond. It’s noisy at night here…. They probably eat them, I’ve been told that they’ll eat anything LOL
      Val, thanks…. we did!
      Gilli, glad to help! ;-))

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