Whisk together olive oil, maple syrup, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper flakes, if using, in a large bowl. Ensure the ingredients are well combined.
Add the shrimp to the large bowl and toss to coat thoroughly in the sauce.
Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the shrimp and all of the sauce to the heated pan. Allow the shrimp cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Add water and lemon juice to the pan. Stir well to coat the shrimp in the sauce.
Allow the sauce to come to a gentle bubble, then remove from the heat.
Taste the sauce and season with more salt and lemon juice if needed, to taste.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!