Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe
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You won’t believe how quick and easy these delicious Garlic Shrimp are to prepare. With only a few simple ingredients, you will have a restaurant-quality meal in no time. They can be served as a party appetizer; you can make a light meal with them and serve with a tossed salad or as a topping on pasta for a heartier dish.
There are a few things that make this Easy Garlic Shrimp unique and pretty straightforward to make. First is the simple but winning combination of spices – lightly seasoned with ground cumin, a bit of red pepper, and of course, salt. Then comes the olive oil combined with lemon and minced garlic, giving a vibrant taste to the shrimp.
In the end, baking under the broiler makes the recipe even easier to put together while getting way better results than frying. Simple seasonings combined together make a crowd-pleasing dish, not to mention super duper easy.
When was the last time you were able to get dinner cooked in under 5 minutes? With a little prep ahead of time, this quick and easy Garlic Shrimp can be cooked in a few short minutes. By the time you walk in the door, turn on the broiler, spread the shrimp in a pan, place them under the broiler, you hardly have time to change into your yoga pants before it’s done and ready to enjoy.
HOW TO MAKE THIS GARLIC SHRIMP RECIPE
Marinade – Make the marinade in a large bowl, by mixing in garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper, add the olive oil and lemon juice, and whisk everything well together. Then add the shrimp and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate for around 20 minutes.
Baking – Preheat the oven broiler on high for 10-15 minutes. Once ready, transfer the shrimp to a baking pan or ovenproof skillet and bake for around 3 minutes or until the shrimp gets pink. Once out of the oven, optionally sprinkle some parsley on top and enjoy!
You can also prepare garlic shrimp ahead of time. It consists of whisking together a simple marinade, adding the shrimp and letting them camp out in the fridge, marinating (up to a day ahead) until ready to cook. So easy! I do appreciate recipes that can be prepped ahead, especially when entertaining.
When it comes to side dishes that go well with shrimp, there are plenty of them, and they take as little time to prepare as this recipe. Garlic shrimp is perfect as a recipe on its own, but if you are looking to add something more, Sauteed Green Beans Recipe or Garlicky Orange Kale Salad Recipe are nice compliments to serve with the shrimp, as well as, orzo salad, roasted asparagus, or roasted broccoli with lemon, lemon zest, and olive oil goes very well with shrimp. Of course the quickest side dish would be a simple tossed salad, and you’ve got yourself one satisfying yet light meal. If you have a little bit more time on hand, you can also boil some pasta while you wait for the shrimp to marinate, then toss with the garlic shrimp once it’s done.
This easy garlic shrimp is not only perfect for dinner but fabulous for a quick party appetizer too! I would consider doubling or tripling the recipe if serving these shrimp for a party because they will disappear quickly.
If you love garlic recipes like me, I highly recommend checking out this handy kitchen tooltip: A microplane is the perfect tool for grating garlic directly into any dish. It works like a charm!
MORE DELICIOUS RECIPES YOU’LL ENJOY AS MUCH AS THIS EASY GARLIC SHRIMP
- Shrimp Cocktail Recipe
- Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- Shrimp Creole Recipe
- Bacon And Lentil Soup Recipe
- Quick Shrimp and Grits Recipe
Easy Garlic Shrimp
A flavorful shrimp dish that can be ready in a few minutes.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
- 6 garlic cloves, grated or minced
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pound large shrimp, shelled (except for tails) and deveined
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, juice, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and black pepper. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Set aside and marinate for 20 minutes.*
- Preheat oven broiler on high.**
- Spread shrimp along with marinade in single layer in an oven-proof skillet or baking pan.
- Place in center of oven and broil for 3 minutes, until pink.
*Shrimp may be marinated for longer, up to a day. If marinating longer than 20 minutes, omit lime/lemon juice, then add juice just before cooking.
**If needed, shrimp may also be cooked stove top. Cook over medium heat for until done (about 3 minutes), turning halfway through.
Originally published October 23, 2015.
This was a delicious, simple recipe! We doubled the recipe and cooked the shrimp on shewers on the grill for the 4th of July party and they dissapeared! Saving this in my favorites!
this was so good!! and so so easy…. tasted like way more effort was put in, thanks so much!
Going in my personal cookbook,
hello, what happens if I wanna make this recipe with the shrimp fully peeled off from its shell and deveined ? Would any of the steps or marinating times change for this ?
Very good! I did not use the caper brine, instead I used white cooking wine! I mixed the sauce and shrimp with cooked angel hair pasta and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Can this recipe be served at room temperature or cold?
I would never eat room temperature shrimp. Make sure it’s reached 145 degrees and it doesn’t sit below 135 and above 41 degrees for more than 2 hours or you risk food poisoning. You could definitely serve it chilled under 41 degrees if you prefer. I am making this tonight and we will see how it goes I’m just informing you of food safety precautions.
How do you recommend using frozen shrimp for this?
just put the frozen shrimp into a bowl of cold water, they thaw very quickly.
Thank you for these simple yet tasty recipes!!
Shrimp is my favorite!!! Just love this delicious dish. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe..
Can you pour the mixture we cooked in with the shrimp on top of pasta?
Be sure to stick to the cooking time listed in the recipe. I made this for the first time tonight and broiled the shrimp two times longer than recommended. They looked fine, but had the consistency and taste of cardboard. Will have to try again.
I made this tonight and it was great! It was just a tiny bit spicy, but not overbearing. The marinade really gave the shrimp a yummy taste and the recipe was easy to make. I’ll definitely make this one again, because my husband also really loved this.
My wife thawed some shrimp and said…..You make it tonight.
Saw your recipe, sounds real easy and all comments said GREAT
, so I’m sure it will be……Great that is.
Made the garlic sauce but in place of red pepper flakes I used a mix of carolina reaper, chocolate bhutlah, and 7-pot yellow flakes! Delicious and very spicy!
These super delicious Shrimp are easy to prep ahead and so quick to cook. You can’t go wrong with shrimp recipes that are quick and easy to make.
YUM YUM YUM
Made this recipe tonight for my husband and I, getting ready for superbowl, Go Chief’s! This is amazing, great flavor, so easy! I made no changes. Thank you for your recipe!
Love this recipe ❤️❤️
I also added paprika to the marination..
I can’t stop eating this, I might not have enough for lunch tomorrow 😅😅
Do i make more of the marinatef recipe if i want to toss with pasta?
Yes, that would be the way to do it.