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Shrimp With Garlic in Olive Oil

Photo: Sang An
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 2 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 2 small pieces of bread)
Serve this shrimp recipe with lemon wedges and crusty bread to sop up the delicious juices from the pan.


  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

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