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Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe

This recipe is for all my shrimp lovers! Juicy shrimp are seasoned with Cavender’s all purpose Greek seasoning, onion, and garlic and cooked to perfection. Accompanied by a lemon, and butter sauce and served over fluffy wild rice this dish is sure to satisfy! My Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but fancy enough to serve on Sunday! 

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This recipe is coming to you courtesy of my oldest child, Brady. He loves seafood, specifically SHRIMP! And you might be thinking that his favorite shrimp version is fried, but you would be severely wrong! Brady has always preferred his seafood grilled, boiled, or blackened.

(Truly, he has such a mature taste in his seafood.)

This has been the case since he was a small child. And in some strange way, I’m very proud of this. It’s not that I don’t like fried foods, but the truth is that frying things can sometimes mask their flavor. (Sometimes fried foods all begin to taste the same.) Eating seafood without the breading gives you a true sense of the seafood’s natural flavor and texture. And I’m glad he TRULY likes seafood, and that kind of proves it.

A woman and her son taking a photo together.

Let me tell you a little bit more about my Brady. He’s my firstborn and he’s in full swing of teen-hood. (If that’s even a word?) Pretty soon he will be driving, so everyone please stop and say a prayer for him and us right now. (HA) He’s very creative and likes art. This should serve him well in his future endeavor, engineering. He also loves to play basketball and is academically responsible with a great GPA. And he’s always been a pretty good eater. (That’s not the case currently, but I have hope that he will come back around.)

A boy throwing a baseball and another photo of a boy on a basketball court.

You might be wondering what I’m talking about with Brady’s eating. When he was much younger, he was willing to try more foods and enjoyed salads and vegetables. But in the last few years, it’s become quite a challenge to feed him. He has slowly drifted away from meat (except steak) and prefers pasta and potatoes.

(For a while I began to wonder if he was a vegetarian, but he adores seafood too much to be that.)

And that’s where this recipe comes in. Whenever I begin to worry about him and try to get something nutritious in his body, I just have to make a shrimp dish, and that problem is solved!

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Not only does Brady enjoy this tasty dish, but I love it as well!

First of all, it’s a beautiful dish. The saying that you eat with your eyes first, is so true. If a dish looks delicious and flavorful, then you are more likely to try it and think that. The beautiful pink shrimp covered in butter and lemon juice sitting on top of rice is a true feast for the eyes!

The colors are vibrant, the aroma is tantalizing, and the shrimp dripping in butter are decadent. (And it’s fancy.) It looks like a dish straight out of a magazine or something you would find at your local “date night” spot. But you don’t have to be a professional chef to put restaurant-worthy dishes on your table…

ANYONE CAN DO IT!

So the next time you feel intimidated by a dish or an ingredient, stand up straight, square your shoulders back, (read the directions (HA)), and just go for it!

Secondly, it’s an easy meal that takes no time. Shrimp only take a few minutes to cook on each side. The rice can be made before you even start on the shrimp because it doesn’t require much attention. This full recipe can land on your table in under 15 minutes which makes this recipe approachable and accessible for any day of the week.

Thirdly, it’s simply delicious.

If you like garlic, seafood, and lemon you are going to be in food “heaven”. There is so much flavor. Specifically, Mediterranean flavor.

A woman holding a serving platter with the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe on it.

This brings me to another important part of this recipe, the Greek seasoning blend that I like to use, Cavender’s. This seasoning is so delicious on EVERYTHING! This spice mix is full of authentic Greek flavor with hints of parsley flakes, greek oregano, black peppercorns, onion flavor, and garlic and is ground into a super fine powder. (Which I like) I use it for salad dressings, steak, and of course seafood. And it’s super convenient for me because I can find it in my local grocery stores and I don’t have to order it online.

Check out Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Here!

The way that I found out about this blend was from a lady that I go to church with. (I had never heard of it before) And she uses it most unusually. One of her favorite ways to use it is to make a simple salad and at the very end, she sprinkles a healthy amount of Cavender’s over the top and mixes it well. That’s it! The salad doesn’t need any dressing. Something about the salt in the seasoning draws moisture out of the salad and creates its own dressing. And it is SO GOOD!

A woman holding a bottle of Cavender's seasoning.

(She could very easily turn this into a Greek salad with the addition of a small amount of olive oil, feta cheese, olives, and a squeeze of fresh lemon.)

Tips for the Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe:

  • I like to season all of my raw meats and seafood in a clean sink. This makes clean up easy and I don’t worry about cross-contamination.
Shrimp laying in a clean sink ready to be seasoned.

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Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe Ingredients:

A picture of the ingredients needed to make the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe.
  • 12 oz. X- large shrimp (peeled, deveined, tail on) In this pic above it says small, but I used the X-large)
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Cavender’s all-purpose Greek seasoning
  • Juice of half a large lemon
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 1 package of Ben’s Original Ready Rice (Long Grain & Wild with herbs and seasonings)
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe Instructions:

  • First, lay the fresh shrimp in a clean sink to season.
  • Second, add the onion powder, garlic powder, and Cavender’s seasoning in a small bowl and mix ingredients well.
A woman mixing seasonings together in a small glass bowl for the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe.
Shrimp in a clean sink being seasoned.
  • Third, sprinkle the seasoning blend on both sides of the shrimp.
  • Then take the butter and place into a large cast iron skillet and put on medium heat.
A large cast iron skillet with butter in it melting.
  • Once the butter has melted, place the seasoned shrimp into the skillet. Make sure that the shrimp are in a single layer. You don’t want them to steam, you want them to get some color.
A large cast iron skillet with melted butter and a woman placing raw shrimp into the skillet.
  • While the shrimp are cooking, go ahead and make the rice in the microwave. (It only takes 90 seconds and tastes GREAT!)
A woman holding a package of wild rice.
  • Once the shrimp have cooked for about 2 minutes on one side, flip them over and let them cook for another 2 minutes.
A woman flipping over cooked shrimp in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Take the rice out of the microwave package and layer on your serving dish.
A woman pouring wild rice onto a serving platter for the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe.
  • Take half of the lemon and squeeze the juice onto the shrimp in the skillet.
A woman squeezing lemon juice on top of cooked shrimp in a large cast iron skillet.
  • Then, pour the shrimp and lemon, butter on top of the rice.
A woman pouring the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe over the wild rice on the serving platter.
  • Finally, top with chopped green onion and serve while hot! (garlic bread would be so good with this!)
A woman sprinkling chopped green onion on top of the Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe served over wild rice.

Storage for the Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe Rice:

  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • This recipe is not recommended for freezing.

What are the Macros for the Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe?

Makes 2 servings (Nutritional info below is for 1 serving)

  • Calories – 508
  • Protein – 27.5 grams
  • Carbs – 40.5 grams
  • Fat – 27.5 grams

Check out some of my other Seafood recipes!

Spicy Salmon Sushi Bake

Crunchy Crab Sushi Bowl

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Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe

Jessie Thompson
This recipe is for all my shrimp lovers! Juicy shrimp are seasoned with Cavender's all purpose Greek seasoning, onion, and garlic and cooked to perfection. Accompanied by a lemon, and butter sauce and served over fluffy wild rice this dish is sure to satisfy! My Cavender's Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe is easy enough to make on a weeknight, but fancy enough to serve on Sunday! 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • 1 Large Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 12 oz. shrimp peeled, deveined, tail on
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Cavender’s all-purpose Greek seasoning
  • Juice of half a large lemon
  • 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

Instructions
 

  • First, lay the fresh shrimp in a clean sink to season.
  • Second, add the onion powder, garlic powder, and Cavender’s seasoning in a small bowl and mix ingredients well.
  • Third, sprinkle the seasoning blend on both sides of the shrimp.
  • Then take the butter and place into a large cast iron skillet and put on medium heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, place the seasoned shrimp into the skillet. Make sure that the shrimp are in a single layer. You don’t want them to steam, you want them to get some color.
  • While the shrimp are cooking, go ahead and make the rice in the microwave. (It only takes 90 seconds and tastes GREAT!)
  • Once the shrimp have cooked for about 2 minutes on one side, flip them over and let them cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Take the rice out of the microwave package and layer on your serving dish.
  • Take half of the lemon and squeeze the juice onto the shrimp in the skillet.
  • Then, pour the shrimp and lemon, butter on top of the rice.
  • Finally, top with chopped green onion and serve while hot! (garlic bread would be so good with this!)

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Notes

What are the Macros for the Cavender’s Greek Seasoning Lemon Butter Shrimp Recipe?
Makes 2 servings (Nutritional info below is for 1 serving)
Calories – 508 Protein – 27.5 grams Carbs – 40.5 grams Fat – 27.5 grams
Keyword Fancy, Greek, Wild Rice

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