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Garlic Shrimp

Prepare an easy shrimp appetizer that's sure to satisfy your guests' cravings during happy hour.

Sunset JULY 2002

  • Yield: Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings


  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), rinsed
  • 1/3 cup dry sherry or dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chili flakes
  • Salt


1. In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, stir garlic in olive oil just until it begins to turn gold, 2 to 3 minutes. Add shrimp and stir until almost completely pink, about 2 minutes.

2. Add sherry, parsley, and hot chili flakes and stir often until shrimp are barely opaque but still moist-looking in center of thickest part (cut to test), about 1 minute. Add salt to taste. Pour into a serving dish or individual bowls.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 158
  • Calories from fat: 56%
  • Protein: 12g
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 2.3g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 86mg
  • Cholesterol: 86mg

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