Shrimp With Garlic in Olive Oil

Shrimp With Garlic in Olive Oil Recipe
Photo: Sang An
Serve this shrimp recipe with lemon wedges and crusty bread to sop up the delicious juices from the pan.


6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 2 small pieces of bread)

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 2 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 562
Fat 22 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 13 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 62 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 168 mg
Iron 6 mg
Sodium 783 mg
Calcium 100 mg


1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
1 dried chile pepper, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 pounds peeled small shrimp, or large shrimp, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, or to taste
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish
12 small pieces crusty bread (Italian-style)
Lemon wedges for serving


1. Combine the olive oil, garlic, and chile pepper in a 10- to 12-inch skillet, preferably cast iron, and turn heat to medium. When the garlic begins to sizzle and turn golden, add the shrimp. Cook, stirring, until the shrimp just turn pink and opaque, 2-4 minutes.

2. Stir in salt, garnish with parsley, and serve immediately, directly from the pan, with lemon wedges and bread.

Mark Bittman,

The Best Recipes in the World,


March 2006
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