Giant Garlic Shrimp

Giant Garlic ShrimpRecipe
Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
This is a very simple appetizer, but oh-so-delicious. You could also serve this over pasta for a main course and add some sliced chile for a bit of a kick. Because large shrimp (prawns) often come from farms in Asia that do not follow sustainable practices, consider buying wild-caught Pacific spot prawns or American-farmed freshwater prawns, both of which are well managed. One good source for freshwater prawns is Lauren Farms (
Serves 10


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3 tablespoons butter
1 pound large (16 to 20 per lb.) shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons minced garlic
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Total: 8 Minutes

Melt butter in a large frying pan (not nonstick) over high heat. Add shrimp and cook on one side until bright pink. Turn shrimp over and add garlic. Cook until completely pink, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and salt. Arrange on a plate and drizzle with pan juices.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

November 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 75
Caloriesfromfat 49 %
Protein 7.3 g
Fat 4.1 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 1 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Sodium 178 mg
Cholesterol 76 mg