Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp is a simple yet savory main dish that requires only five ingredients and goes from refrigerator to dinner table in less than 15 minutes. The classic flavor of this dish goes with almost any side or salad.
Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp
Today is Labor Day, which brings the beginning of the end of the tourist season here at the Jersey shore. Many choose to entertain over this long weekend. Being at the shore, seafood is popular with any, particularly during the warmer months. If you’re looking for a dish that will wow your guests but won’t have you sweating in the kitchen for hours, Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp is your dish.
Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp is a simple yet savory main dish that requires only five ingredients. It doesn’t get much easier than this! This versatile main course goes from refrigerator to dinner table in less than 15 minutes. The classic flavors of this dish go with just about any side dish you choose. In addition to the serving suggestions noted here, it also makes a delicious low carb entrée when paired with steamed vegetables or a green side salad.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 6-7 minutes
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- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp garlic, finely minced
- 1 lb Jumbo shrimp (10/15 count), peeled, deveined, and tail removed
- 1 large lemon, zest and juice
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
Optional For Garnish
- salt and pepper, to taste
- fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Place the butter in a large skillet and melt it over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Put the shrimp in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp starts to turn pink.
Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and ground cumin to the skillet and stir to combine thoroughly.
Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and remove from heat.
Spoon the shrimp mixture over a bed of cooked rice, pasta or quinoa.
Drizzle some of the juices from the pan over each serving and garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired.
Serve immediately and enjoy!