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Shrimp in Garlic Sauce


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6 ounces (200 g) shrimp
6 tablespoons olive oil
10 cloves garlic 4-5 tablespoons
6 sprigs parsley
1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
to taste salt

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4 tablespoons
Serving Size
9.1 g
21.7 g
8.3 g
3.2 g
Saturated Fat
0.3 g
69 mg
0.7 g
88 mg
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      About the Recipe


      Explore the mouthwatering world of Shrimp in Garlic Sauce – packed with flavor and excitement!

      Delicious Shrimp in a pan.

      What is the Best Season to Make This Recipe?

      Shrimp in garlic sauce is a versatile delight for any time of the year.

      However, it shines particularly bright during the warmer months when fresh shrimp are abundant and bursting with sweetness. The vibrant colors and fresh ingredients make a perfect addition to alfresco gatherings and picnics.

      What Are the Health Benefits of This Dish?

      Beyond its amazing taste, shrimp in garlic sauce gives a myriad of health benefits.

      Shrimp is a rich source of protein, low in calories, and contains essential nutrients like selenium, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids, promoting heart health and aiding in weight management.

      Garlic, a staple in this recipe, is renowned for its immune-boosting properties and potential to lower cholesterol levels, making this dish a deliciously nutritious addition to your diet.

      Where Can I Buy the Required Ingredients?

      Choosing ingredients for shrimp in garlic sauce is a delightful task. Visit your local seafood market or grocery store to find fresh, plump shrimp as well as all other necessary ingredients,

      Juicy shrimp in a pan.

      Can I Substitute Any of the Ingredients?

      Flexibility is the key, and this recipe is not an exception.

      For a touch of decadence, consider substituting butter with coconut oil or ghee.

      Additionally, feel free to experiment with greens, and add some fresh thyme, dill, or even chives.

      Can I Make This Dish Part of a Menu?

      Absolutely! Shrimp in garlic sauce pairs seamlessly with a myriad of dishes, offering endless possibilities for making a perfect lunch or dinner menu.

      Serve it as an appetizer alongside crusty artisan bread, or delicious Garlic Tomato Salad for a complete dining experience.

      For main dish, serve Beef Wellington. Pair it with truffled mashed potatoes and a velvety red wine reduction for a symphony of flavors that will impress even the most discerning guests.

      For dessert, go with my Chocolate Raspberry Tart or Raspberry Pavlova.

      So good! 🙂

      Which Drinks Pair Well with This Dish?

      Crisp white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio complement shrimp flavors, while light lagers and citrus-infused beers offer a refreshing contrast.

      For non-alcoholic options, consider sparkling water infused with lemon or herbal iced teas for a rejuvenating touch.

      How Long Can I Store the Leftovers?

      While shrimp in garlic sauce is best enjoyed fresh, leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

      To reheat, gently warm the dish on the stovetop over low heat, adding a little bit of olive oil.

      Exercise caution to avoid overcooking the shrimp, ensuring they retain their tender texture and succulent taste.

      Recipe Tips & Tricks

      • Don’t overcrowd the pan; cook the shrimp spreading evenly on a pan.
      • Experiment with additional seasonings such as smoked paprika or fresh herbs to customize the dish to your taste preferences.
      • Garnish with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil before serving.

      Enjoy my delicious and easy Shrimp in Garlic Sauce recipe!

      Shrimp in garlic sauce in a pan with a wooden spoon inside.

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      9 min

      Prepare ingredients

      Prepare ingredients on a table. Peel and chop garlic. Prepare shrimp. (If you have frozen shrimp, unfroze shrimp first. Transfer shrimp to a bowl with cold water and leave it for 30 minutes at least. After, pat dry shrimp with paper towel).

      1 min

      Heat olive oil

      Heat olive oil in a pan.

      2 min

      Add garlic

      Transfer garlic to a pan, cook continue stirring for 2 minutes on medium heat. Garlic becomes very fragrant, don't burn it.

      5 min

      Cook shrimp

      Add shrimp to a pan with garlic. Cook shrimp until shrimp will be opaque for 5 minutes. (I use small shrimp)

      1 min

      Prepare parsley and decorate

      Chop parsley and add to a pan with shrimp.

      1 min


      Your shrimp in garlic sauce is ready. Serve in a pan with fresh baguette or any bread that you like. Enjoy!



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