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Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp

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Lemon garlic butter shrimp is the perfect way to cook up fresh shrimp! The succulent shrimp paired with the rest of the simple ingredients make this ultimate 20-minute meal the best. It’s sure to be a family favorite from the very first bite!

A white plate with Lemon Garlic Shrimp.

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When it comes to an easy weeknight dinner that will be on the dinner table fast, this lemon garlic butter shrimp recipe is the one! This dish has so much flavor and is a great alternative to ordering takeout! You’re going to obsess over the buttery sauce.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy these Cilantro Lime Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos!

Why you’ll love this Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • The juicy shrimp is perfect for whipping up for date nights or an easy recipe for the week.
  • Pair with cauliflower rice, and you’ll have a delicious low carb meal
  • The large shrimp paired with lemon butter sauce offers a fantastic flavor

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter – If you have to use salted butter, you can, but it will make the shrimp really salty.
  • Minced garlic – Garlic powder can work in a pinch if you don’t have fresh garlic.
  • Jumbo shrimp – Use plump shrimp that is already deveined.
  • Large lemon – Fresh lemon squeezed over the top is delicious.
  • Ground cumin – The perfect ingredient to bring out the flavor.

How To Make this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Step One: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step Two: Add shrimp to skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp start to turn pink.

Step Three: Add 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.

Step Four: Spoon shrimp mixture over a bed of cooked quinoa, brown rice, or your favorite gluten-free pasta. Drizzle some pan juices over each serving and garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Lemon Garlic Jumbo shrimp with rosemary and a lemon slice on a white plate.

Storing Leftovers

Leftovers are a great way to enjoy the flavors of this easy dinner again. Store the leftovers in an airtight container and keep them chilled in the fridge.

Substitutions or Variations

Add red pepper flakes – You can kick up the heat easily by adding some spice!

Lemon Garlic Shrimp topped with rosemary with a slice of lemon on the side.

FAQs

What foods pair well with shrimp?

The lemon garlic butter sauce of this recipe pairs well with just about anything. Lemon hair pasta or zucchini noodles are two of my favorites!

Why is my shrimp rubbery?

If the shrimp has a hard or rubbery texture, it means that you overcooked the shrimp. Make sure that you’re following the recipe card below to stay on track with the cooking time.

What to eat with Cooked Shrimp

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Lemon Garlic Jumbo shrimp topped with rosemary on a white plate.
5 from 8 votes

Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Sea Food
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Yields 4 Servings
This Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimp is the perfet way to cook shrimp! It's flavorful, simple, and yummy!

Ingredients 

  • 3 Tbs Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbs garlic minced
  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) Jumbo shrimp 10/15 ct., peeled, deveined, and tail removed
  • 1 lemon large, zest and juice
  • 1 Tbs ground cumin

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add shrimp to skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until shrimp start to turn pink.
  • Add 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 shrimp mixture over a bed of cooked quinoa, brown rice, or your favorite gluten-free pasta. Drizzle some pan juices over each serving and garnish with fresh chopped parsley, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Optional:

  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley leaves, chopped

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 172kcal (9%) Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) Protein: 16g (32%) Fat: 10g (15%) Saturated Fat: 6g (38%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 165mg (55%) Sodium: 646mg (28%) Potassium: 203mg (6%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 1g (1%) Vitamin A: 492IU (10%) Vitamin C: 15mg (18%) Calcium: 88mg (9%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how easy this recipe is, and the flavor of the shrimp is AMAZING. This one will be on permanent dinner rotation at our house!

  2. 5 stars
    Easy weeknight dinners are always welcome in my home. After working all day, it’s nice to have dinner on the table in minutes. Shrimp is my daughters favorite food. She loves this recipe.

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