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Jumbo Shrimp

Jumbo Shrimp with Chimichurri

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This jumbo shrimp recipe is a fast and easy dinner idea! Herby chimichurri sauce complements the juicy seafood perfectly.


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp*
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter (or olive oil)
  • Chimichurri, for serving


  1. If frozen, thaw the shrimp.
  2. Make the Chimichurri Sauce.
  3. Pat the shrimp dry. Remove the top part of the shell down to the tail (if the shrimp is in the shell). In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with the garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and kosher salt.
  4. In a large skillet, heat the butter on medium high heat. Cook the shrimp for 3 to 4 minutes* per side until opaque and cooked through and the internal temperature is 135°F, turning them with tongs. Remove to a plate and allow the shrimp to sit for 2 minutes (which increases the temperature to 145°F). 
  5. Serve immediately, dolloped with spoonfuls of chimichurri sauce.


*To make this recipe with medium shrimp, cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side. 

  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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