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 M. Russell, Florence, 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.
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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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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