Garlic Shrimp I Recipe - Delicious and Easy Seafood Dish

Garlic Shrimp I

Garlic Shrimp I Recipe - Delicious and Easy Seafood Dish
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 3 minutes | Servings: 2


Garlic Shrimp I
Garlic Shrimp I

Garlic Shrimp I is a classic seafood dish that is not only delicious but also easy to prepare. The combination of garlic, olive oil, and fresh shrimp creates a flavorful and aromatic dish that is sure to impress your family and friends.


Garlic shrimp has been a popular dish in many Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines for centuries. The simple yet flavorful combination of garlic and shrimp has stood the test of time and continues to be a favorite among seafood lovers worldwide.


How to prepare

  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl. Sprinkle with coarse salt and toss.
  2. Let it stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet over high heat. Add garlic, bay leaf, and dried pepper, and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Add the shrimp and stir until they are just cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with parsley.


  • Add a splash of white wine or lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • Mix in some diced tomatoes or bell peppers for added flavor and color.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use fresh shrimp for the best flavor and texture.

- Do not overcook the shrimp, as they can become tough and rubbery.

- Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your personal taste preferences.

- Serve the garlic shrimp with crusty bread or over pasta for a complete meal.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the garlic shrimp over a bed of rice or with a side of vegetables for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Make sure to cook the shrimp on high heat to ensure they cook quickly and evenly.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use frozen shrimp if fresh is not available.

- Substitute dried parsley for fresh if needed.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the shrimp in the garlic mixture ahead of time for even more flavor.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the garlic shrimp in individual bowls garnished with fresh parsley for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dish with a crisp white wine or a light beer for a refreshing combination.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in a skillet over low heat.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

220 per serving


1g per serving


14g per serving


20g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin C, iron, and calcium.


This recipe contains shellfish (shrimp) and garlic.


This dish is a good source of protein and healthy fats, with a moderate amount of calories.


Garlic Shrimp I is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious seafood dish that is sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I knew it was something I had to make. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my friend Maria in her cozy little kitchen. She had just returned from a trip to Spain and was eager to share the delicious dishes she had learned to make while she was there.

As she laid out the ingredients for Garlic Shrimp I on the counter, the smell of garlic and butter filled the room. I watched with fascination as she deftly peeled and deveined the shrimp, the knife in her hand moving with precision and grace. She explained each step of the recipe to me, her voice full of passion and love for the food she was preparing.

I was captivated by the simplicity of the dish – just shrimp, garlic, butter, and a few herbs and spices. Maria told me that this was a traditional Spanish recipe, passed down through generations in her family. She spoke of her grandmother, who had taught her how to make it when she was just a young girl, and how she had continued to perfect the recipe over the years.

As I watched Maria cook, I could see the joy and satisfaction on her face. She moved around the kitchen with ease, her hands moving with the familiarity of someone who had cooked this dish a thousand times before. I could tell that this recipe held a special place in her heart, and I knew that I had to learn how to make it too.

After we had finished cooking, Maria served up the Garlic Shrimp I on a platter, the shrimp glistening with butter and garlic. I took my first bite and was immediately transported to a sunny beach in Spain, the flavors exploding on my taste buds. It was like nothing I had ever tasted before – the sweetness of the shrimp, the richness of the butter, and the sharpness of the garlic all coming together in perfect harmony.

From that moment on, I was hooked. I begged Maria to teach me how to make the recipe for Garlic Shrimp I, and she gladly agreed. We spent the rest of the summer cooking together, her guiding me through each step and offering tips and tricks along the way. I practiced tirelessly, determined to master the art of making this delicious dish.

As the years passed, I continued to make Garlic Shrimp I for my family and friends, each time tweaking the recipe to suit my own tastes. I added a little more garlic here, a touch of lemon there, until I had created my own version of the dish that was just as delicious as Maria's.

Now, whenever I make Garlic Shrimp I, I think of Maria and the sunny days we spent cooking together in her kitchen. I think of her grandmother, passing down the recipe through the generations, and I feel a sense of connection to my own family and heritage.

Cooking has always been a passion of mine, but it was Maria and her Garlic Shrimp I that truly ignited that passion and inspired me to continue learning and experimenting in the kitchen. I am grateful to her for sharing her knowledge and love of food with me, and I will always cherish the memories we made together over a steaming plate of Garlic Shrimp I.


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