Simple Garlic Shrimp

183 Reviews 22 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    25 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“If you like shrimp and LOVE garlic, I hope you give this fast and delicious recipe a try soon. Enjoy!”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring.
  2. Season shrimp with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.
  3. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1 1/2 teaspoon cold butter, and half the parsley.
  4. Cook until butter has melted, about 1 minute, then turn heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 tablespoon cold butter. Cook and stir until all butter has melted to form a thick sauce and shrimp are pink and opaque, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water 1 teaspoon at a time if too thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce. Garnish with remaining flat-leaf parsley.

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Reviews (183)

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Whole Chef
170

Whole Chef

Absolutely delicious. Almost skipped the caper brine but decided on a last minute trip to the store for it. Absolutely worth it as it adds a certain zing. Company or weeknight - couldn't be better! Be sure to watch the video: it is short and gives helpful instructions.

itachandra
134

itachandra

I love this! I didn't have caper brine, but it still turned out perfect to me. I added some chicken cubes (as I didn't have enough shrimp on hand at the time), cooked first before the shrimp as it needs more time. I served this with pasta for a quick dinner, yum!!

masterpiecemirna
113

masterpiecemirna

So tasty, and so simple. I also did not have caper brine, but used green olive juice instead. Rave reviews all around.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 196 cal
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs
  • 2.9 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol
  • 188 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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