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Garlic Shrimp

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Looking for something quick and delicious to serve while entertaining? This garlic shrimp dish is for you! The shrimp takes in all the wonderful flavours of the garlic and has a bit of zip with the added chilli flakes. Not only is this a stellar appetizer, but it can be served with rice or salad as a meal.

Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

Total Time: 10 minutes

Garlic Shrimp

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 garlic cloves)
¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 pound shrimp, 16 to 20 count, peeled, deveined and tail left on
Salt
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
4 lemon wedges

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic and chilli flakes, cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add shrimp and a pinch of salt; cook and stir until shrimp is pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in parsley, plate and season with lemon wedges.
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If you like this garlic shrimp recipe, you’ll also love my Grilled Shrimp Cocktail.

Garlic Shrimp Tips:

  • When it comes to the shrimp, what does a “16/20 count” mean?  It means there are 16 to 20 shrimps per pound.
  • Thaw frozen shrimp in a bowl in the fridge overnight.  If you’re in a hurry, place shrimp in a colander under cold running water until thawed.
  • Shrimp cooks VERY quickly. Keep a watchful eye on the shrimp and be sure to have everything you need ready before you cook the shrimp.
  • Shrimp is cooked when it goes from translucent to opaque and pink. Take the shrimp off the heat a few seconds before you think they are done so they don’t over cook. As they’re taken off the heat and are resting, they’ll continue to cook.
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