Garlic Shrimp Recipe

I was a picky eater as a child. I remember giving my mom such a hard time at the dinner table. I wouldn’t eat vegetables. I wouldn’t eat most kinds of meat. The list of foods I liked was short. You’ll be surprised at one of my favourite childhoods though: shrimp!

Mouthwatering Garlic Shrimp with lemon

Yes, this picky kid LOVED shrimp. So much so that I wrote a creative writing essay on shrimp when I was in elementary school. While other kids chose chocolate or candy to write about, I picked shrimp. Go figure!

Today, I’m still a huge shrimp fan and thankful that most of my family enjoys it, too! We eat it several times a month in our home.

The best way to serve shrimp, in my opinion, is with lots of GARLIC! You cannot go wrong with a meal of Garlic Shrimp. It’s easy to put together and the flavour is out of this world.

This recipe is a huge hit in my home. Each bite is filled with delicious shrimp smothered in a buttery garlic sauce (with a hint of lemon). I add a little red pepper flakes for spice, but you could leave them out if you aren’t a fan.

Hot skillet full of Garlic Shrimp

I typically buy frozen shrimp that has already been deveined and peeled. Sometimes I will remove the tails and sometimes not. It’s up to you if you want to do that. Thaw the frozen shrimp in the fridge overnight. Alternatively, you can do it the quick way (my personal preference) and place the frozen bag of shrimp in a sink full of cold water for about an hour.

While the shrimp is cooking on the stovetop, prepare some rice or pasta. You’ll love how the buttery garlicky flavour soaks in. It makes a complete meal in mere minutes!

If you are a seafood fan and want a simple dinner recipe, give these Garlic Shrimp a try! I hope your family loves it just as much as mine has.

Shrimp and Garlic Recipe

Serves 4 | Finish in 14 minutes
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Looking for a fast, delicious meal that is loaded with mouthwatering flavour? This easy dinner is ready to eat in under 15 minutes. Succulent shrimp is cooked to perfection in a savoury garlic butter sauce making this a meal your family will LOVE. Serve on a bed of rice or pasta with a tossed salad on the side.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, deveined
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 ½ tbsp Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic
  •  1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish, optional

Directions

  1. Pat thawed shrimp dry with a paper towel. You can remove the tail if you wish. Add to a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Add to shrimp and stir to coat.
  3. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add Litehouse® Freeze Dried Garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve hot over rice or pasta.

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