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Garlic Shrimp

My delicious buttery garlic shrimp are ready in 10 minutes and will be a hit with all. The shrimp is succulent and so flavourful.

This one pan simple buttery garlic shrimp is utterly delicious. It cooks up in no time and is going to become your go to recipe for any weeknight. It’s a perfect recipe to impress your friends and family with.

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The Ingredients for Garlic Shrimp

Simple ingredients for a simple, but delicious meal or starter.

Ingredients for garlic shrimp

The Ingredients List for Garlic Shrimp

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red, yellow, or green chili
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 24-30 tiger shrimp
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh coriander for topping

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The Shrimp

For this recipe, I use Tiger Shrimp. I like to peel them but keep the tails on. I find it makes the recipe a little more interesting with the tails still on the shrimp. If using frozen shrimp, make sure to thaw them overnight in the fridge. Set them aside as you prep the rest of the ingredients.

The Garlic Butter

Let’s start with cooking the garlic and chili.

  • Finely chop 3 garlic cloves and 1 red chili.
  • In a medium sized pan, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and 3 tablespoons of butter. You can always add more butter if you like it more buttery or skip the oil altogether.
  • Bring the heat to medium and melt the butter.
  • Once it’s melted, add the garlic and chili to it.
  • Cook them for about 3-4 minutes or just until the garlic starts to brown.
Garlic and chili in butter for garlic shrimp

Cooking the Garlic Shrimp

Now that the garlic is ready, we can cook the shrimp.

  • Add the peeled garlic to the pan and toss it around for 1 minute.
  • Add fresh ground black pepper to the pan and continue to toss or mix.
  • Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon and toss.
  • Cook for a total of 3 minutes and then promptly remove the pan from the heat.
  • The shrimp should have turned red by now and curled up a little. This means they are just perfect and should not be cooked anymore.
Garlic shrimp in pan

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve the shrimp warm and with a sprinkling of fresh coriander on it. I serve it with a side of:

  • Soft cooked creamy polenta. The shrimp are just perfect when served on top of a creamy base.
  • My cauliflower mash. It is yet another creamy delicious base for the garlic shrimp.
  • Another one of my favourites. My Cauliflower and Brussels sprout rice.
  • Or even on top of a creamy pasta dish.
Garlic shrimp close up

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Simple Buttery Garlic Shrimp

Course: EntreeCuisine: CanadianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

3

minutes
Cooking time

7

minutes
Calories

179

kcal
Total time

10

minutes

My delicious buttery garlic shrimp are ready in 10 minutes and will be a hit with all. The shrimp is succulent and so flavourful.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 red, yellow, or green chili

  • 24-30 tiger shrimp

  • fresh ground pepper to taste

  • fresh coriander for topping

Directions

  • Peel the shrimp and set aside.
  • Finley chop the garlic and chili.
  • Add the oil and butter to a medium sized pan.
  • Heat on medium high and allow the butter to melt.
  • Once melted add the garlic and chili to the pan.
  • Cook until the garlic is just starting to brown.
  • Add the shrimp and toss.
  • Add fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
  • Continue to toss and cook for a total of 3 minutes.
  • Immediately remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot with a sprinkling of fresh coriander and sesame seeds.
Nutrition for garlic shrimp
What is Garlic Shrimp made of?

My delicious but simple garlic shrimp recipe is made by frying garlic and chili in a mix of olive oil and butter. I use tiger shrimp for this recipe and add a squeeze of fresh lemon to add brightness to the recipe.

What can I serve with Garlic Shrimp?

Garlic shrimp can be served with a variety of sides such as:
– grilled asparagus
– rice
– polenta
– grits
– garlicky smashed potatoes.

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