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.
Easy Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp Recipe for Weeknight Dinners!
Garlic lemon shrimp has so much flavor packed in, you're going to be amazed. This is definitely a recipe you are going to want to pin for later! A lot of times you see shrimp used as a side dish or appetizer, but if you choose, it can be a main dish, especially with a healthy side like quinoa or a salad. It's an easy dish to make in under 15 minutes, so it's perfect for a busy weeknight meal or to meal prep a bunch for lunches throughout the week.
Should I Use Pre-Cooked Shrimp?
This garlic lemon shrimp recipe calls for jumbo shrimp, my favorite! I recommend raw shrimp because you have less of a chance of over-cooking raw shrimp than pre-cooked. I know some people prefer pre-cooked because it cuts down on cook time, but the time difference isn't big enough to necessarily warrant giving up the quality of cooking it yourself.
Can you eat shrimp raw?
To put it simply, raw shrimp should not be eaten raw because of the risk of food poisoning. You should always cook shrimp until it’s pink in color or has reached a temperature of 184 degree Fahrenheit. I want you to stay safe and healthy! An alternative is to make shrimp ceviche, where the citric acid in lemon or lime juice will break down the proteins, making it safe to eat.
How do you peel and devein shrimp?
Peeling and deveining shrimp is something that I don’t like to do, because I’m impatient. So for those of you who are like me and can use a quick way of peeling shrimp watch the video below. Bookmark this video for easy reference.
How do you make shrimp more flavorful?
Shrimp has a mild flavor and will take on whatever flavor you want it to. Some people like to use a combination of olive oil and butter to make the seasoning stick. Some people prefer to just use butter when adding seasoning. I typically will use seasoning with big flakes then add slices of butter to season my shrimp.
How do you make shrimp tender?
To make the shrimp more tender you can cook on low heat, which will take longer to cook. Or you can pan sauté or sear them. This keeps the shrimp tender and doesn’t have the chewy/stringy texture.
Do shrimp tails add flavor?
Say it with me! Garlic Lemon Shrimp!!!! If you didn’t know by now Garlic Lemon Shrimp is my favorite! I hope I'm not alone in my love for this amazing dish. I’ve been asked in the past how you add flavor to the shrimp tail and really it all in the seasoning. The tail is more for presentation when cooking. You aren’t getting a lot of flavor from the tail anyway
What are some other ways to eat shrimp?
There are many ways to use shrimp in your meals. You can use shrimp to make garlic shrimp alfredo, garlic shrimp fried rice, or garlic shrimp lettuce wraps. You can make garlic shrimp kabobs, garlic shrimp tacos, and garlic shrimp with cilantro spaghetti squash. Let's not forget shrimp scampi! I also love making shrimp tacos in a bowl, for an easy weekday lunch.
Use Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp in a Stir fry!
The best thing about stir fry is that you can use pretty much any vegetables you have in your fridge, toss them in with the shrimp and you have a nice meal! Use brown rice or cauliflower rice to cut back on the points.
The above video is the reason that I’m going to be buying an air fryer soon. The fact that you can cook shrimp in an air fryer has me sold. Garlic shrimp in the air fryer here I come!
Time to make Lemon-Garlic Jumbo Shrimp!
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How Many Points Are In This Recipe?
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- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 lbs Shrimp, peeled, deveined, and tail removed
- 1 large lemon, zest and juice
- 1 tbsp cumin, ground
- Spray your cooking spray in a large skillet over medium heat, with 1 tbsp of unsalted butter.
- 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!
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g
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