Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp

The other day, large shrimp were on sale at Whole Foods for only $8.99/lb. I was cooking for one that night, so I bought six and it only cost $4.50. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but when I got home, I had a craving for garlic shrimp, one of my favorite tapas dishes. Call me lazy or call me a busy Mom, but I’m often in search of shortcuts in the kitchen. For this dish, I scooped out minced garlic from a jar that I had on hand, but you can feel free to peel and mince your own fresh garlic.

Garlic Shrimp
Serves 1


6 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic


1. Heat the olive oil in small frying pan over medium to medium-high heat. (You don’t want to scorch or burn the garlic). Add the garlic and sautée for 30 seconds so that it is nice and fragrant. Add the shrimp and sautée until the bottom halves start to turn pink. Flip them over and sautée until opaque. Total sautée time for the shrimp will be about 3 minutes. Don’t overcook them or them will be rubbery or tough.

Serve immediately. I served mine with fresh corn salad this time, but they are great with other tapas dishes like Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas, or calamares fritos.

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4 thoughts on “Garlic Shrimp

  1. catty

    Oh wow, I clicked on this link thinking it was going to be a difficult recipe but look at that!! Easy peasy! In fact, I think I might have to cook this this weekend 🙂 Too easy! Thanks!

  2. rabbittrick

    I loooove shrimp. Specifically, large prawns… It’s so sad that they’re so terribly expensive though. They’re gone in two bites!

  3. Tanya

    I love the simplicity of this dish – and shrimp. One of my favorite things to cook with because it’s so easy to prepare.

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