Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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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 Recipe

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
Serves 4

Equipment Needed

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Ingredients

  • 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

Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

Instructions

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!

Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp

Garlic Lemon Jumbo Shrimp Recipe

Instructions

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!

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    11 comments

    Mirlene September 3, 2018 - 12:59 pm

    YUM! Your pictures are making me hungry. We often eat seafood at home and I am always looking for new recipes to try. Interested in trying yours. looks great!

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    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness September 3, 2018 - 1:00 pm

    I LOVE garlic shrimp. Can you believe that I have never made shrimp myself?? This needs to change.

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    Dahn September 3, 2018 - 2:28 pm

    This looks amazing. I love shrimp and it is so easy and fast to prepare. Great recipe!!

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    Noel Lizotte September 3, 2018 - 5:41 pm

    How simple is that? But I’ll bet this is packed with flavor! I’m sure this would be a shrimp lovers dream come true.

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    Claudia September 3, 2018 - 6:09 pm

    I love shrimp and these are perfect flavored with lemon and garlic what a great addition so tasty

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    Michelle September 3, 2018 - 10:13 pm

    I loved being in Jersey in the summers and getting fresh seafood, what a treat. This recipe looks delicious!

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    Jyothi (Jo) September 3, 2018 - 10:56 pm

    Jumbo shrimps looks mind blowing. Oh my god, I drool every time I look at the pics. I’m so glad you served with quinoa – just the way I’d like it. Healthy and supremely delicious!

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    Alexis September 4, 2018 - 6:56 am

    This recipe for shrimp looks amazing! We haven’t had shrimp recently, I’ll have to add this one to our meal plan.

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    Marisa Franca September 4, 2018 - 7:46 am

    Shrimp doesn’t take much preparation to make it simply delicious. We love exactly the seasonings you use here. Garlic, butter, lemon, a bit of salt and pepper. The ingredients just emphasize the taste of the shrimp.

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    Veena Azmanov September 4, 2018 - 9:31 am

    My favorite combination – shrimps, lemon, garlic, and butter. This looks so good I can almost smell the flavors. Quinoa sounds like the right kinda starch for this. Yum.

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    Tammy September 4, 2018 - 10:32 am

    So simple, yet so delicious! I love it tossed with pasta but serving it over quinoa is a great idea too to keep the meal light 🙂

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