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Giant Garlic Shrimp

Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Dani Fisher
Total time 8 mins
Yield Serves 10
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 (


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.