Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp

It doesn’t get much easier than this amazing shrimp recipe! 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.

Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Classic American
Servings 4 People


  • 1 LB Jumbo Shrimp Peeled, de-tailed, and de-veined
  • 3 Tbs Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Tbs garlic Finely minced
  • 1 Lg Nutmeg Zest and juice
  • 1 Tbs Ground Cumin


  • 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 starts 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
Keyword garlic, lemon, shrimp