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Pan Seared Shrimp Recipe

Our pan seared shrimp recipe is a quick yet flavorful way to get a delicious meal. It features pan seared shrimp, soft, blistered potatoes, and tender asparagus.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Global
Keyword: how to make pan seared shrimp, pan seared shrimp, pan seared shrimp recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 28 oz baby potatoes halved
  • 13 oz peeled shrimp from 26 oz whole shrimp
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt divided
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided in half
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter each tablespoon separated
  • 12 oz asparagus woody ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Place 28 oz baby potatoes into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on medium power for 15 minutes.
    step 1: Microwave the potatoes.
  • In another bowl, mix 13 oz shrimp with 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp Cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp cayenne powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
    step 2: Marinate the shrimp.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp butter along with 12 oz asparagus and stir until soft. Set aside.
    step 3: Cook the asparagus.
  • Carefully retrieve the potatoes from the bowl. In the same skillet add another 1 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp butter. Add the potatoes and leave them to sear for a solid 4 minutes or until they’re all slightly blistered. Season with 1/4 tsp salt, and set aside.
    step 4: Sear the potatoes.
  • Add the marinated shrimp along with the remaining butter (1 tbsp). Turn the heat to medium-high and sear both sides for 2 minutes each or until they’re beautifully browned. Turn off the heat.
    step 5: Sear the shrimp.
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp chopped parsley on top, and enjoy with the cooked vegetables.
    step 6: Mix with cilantro and enjoy.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 566mg | Potassium: 1518mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1077IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 5mg