Lemon Garlic Shrimp


Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon and garlic, a marriage made in shrimp heaven. This simple yet splendid shrimp recipe comes together in no time. The pasta actually takes longer to cook than the shrimp.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 lb. medium shrimp uncooked, deveined, tail off
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • hot pasta or rice


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions al dente. Heat the oil and butter to medium in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and garlic and saute for 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in the lemon juice, wine, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and saute for another 2 minutes.

  3. Stir in the chopped cilantro and serve right away over a bed of pasta or rice. Complete your meal with a hot out of the oven slice garlic bread.

Recipe Notes

Personally I prefer to use tail off shrimp because the dining experience is that much more pleasent, even though tail on looks better in pics.

Did you know:  Here’s some shrimp information for anyone trying to eat healthy: shrimp are a very low-calorie food (a medium cooked shrimp has about 7 calories), which means you can eat quite a few without feeling guilty. Shrimp also have a lot of protein and are particularly good for you when served with healthy carbs, like brown rice or vegetables.  I'm feeling less guilty already.

Source:  originaloysterhouse.com


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