Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

You won’t believe how quick and easy these delicious Garlic Shrimp are to prepare. Make a light meal with them and serve with a tossed salad or sere them atop a pasta for one hearty dish.

Easy Delicious Garlic Shrimp Recipe

When was the last time you were able to get dinner cooked in under 5 minutes? With a little prep ahead, 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. Serve these delicious shrimp with a simple tossed salad and you’ve got yourself one satisfying yet light meal.

The prep ahead is easy enough. It’s consist 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.

Easy Delicious Garlic Shrimp Recipe


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound large shrimp, shelled (except for tails) and deveined


  1. 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.*
  2. Preheat oven broiler on high.
  3. Spread shrimp along with marinade in single layer in an oven-proof skillet or baking pan.
  4. 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.

Quick Delicious Garlic Shrimp Recipe