Garlic Lemon Shrimp Recipe
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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Recipe

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You'll be amazed that you can make this simple, elegant pasta in mere minutes. Serve with crusty bread to soak up all of the garlic lemon sauce. —Athena Russell, Greenville, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked pasta or rice

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 163 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 284mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute shrimp 3 minutes. Add garlic, lemon juice, cumin and salt; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Stir in parsley. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Health Tip: Cooking the shrimp in olive oil instead of butter saves about 3g saturated fat per serving.
Originally published as Garlic Lemon Shrimp in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p28

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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xlsalbums User ID: 5254917 263661
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2017

"A nice easy recipe. But there was no flavor for the spaghetti. Not enough sauce."

Dan User ID: 3359768 261571
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"Great recipe with several modifications. We like a lot of sauce. I saut?ed about1/3 cup chopped onion before adding shrimp. Used Pepper Lemon salt, and juice of 1 large lemon. Added 1 - 16 oz Jar Ragu Alfredo Sauce. Served over pasta. My wife and I devoured it !"

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 260638
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"Very flavorful dish!! I doubled the sauce to have enough for pasta!! I had no problem with the cumin. Very delicious and easy to make!"

abreendre User ID: 1799143 260131
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"I used butter and it was great. Maybe not so healthy, but really tasty. I also didn't use cumin. I wanted the shrimp taste to be primary. .Really quick and easy."

melgoody03 User ID: 6752019 258048
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2016

"This was okay when made as the recipe is written. It wasn't bad, but Garlic Lemon Shrimp should obviously not taste like just cumin. Next time I'll omit the cumin and double the sauce, and use more lemon juice than the recipe calls for."

browns19fan User ID: 919833 255527
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"Is my version of this recipe missing an ingredient? There was no sauce at all, which made for very dry pasta. I was thinking of doubling the cumin and adding some fresh salsa to coat the pasta."

nhbabe User ID: 7379296 255302
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2016

"easy and tasty! We enjoyed this recipe. Next time I will use less cumin and double the sauce. Will definitely make this again and again!"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 254986
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"Great recipe!!! This came together so quick and the whole family loved it!"

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