Spice Lemon Shrimps Recipe

This Spice Lemon Shrimps recipe is a quick and flavorful dish perfect for any seafood lover. The combination of tangy lemon and a blend of spices creates a delicious and zesty shrimp dish that’s easy to prepare and sure to impress.


  • 1 pound (450 grams) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Prepare the Shrimp: Rinse the shrimp under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  2. Make the Spice Mix: In a small bowl, combine the smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper.
  3. Marinate the Shrimp: Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Add the minced garlic, olive oil, and the spice mix. Toss the shrimp to coat them evenly with the spices.
  4. Cook the Shrimp: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp turn pink and are opaque in the center.
  5. Add Lemon: Just before the shrimp are done, add the lemon juice and lemon zest to the skillet. Stir to coat the shrimp with the lemony flavor.
  6. Garnish and Serve: Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle the chopped parsley over the shrimp. Serve immediately with your choice of side dishes such as rice, pasta, or a fresh salad.

Enjoy your flavorful and spicy lemon shrimp dish!

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