Shrimp With Garlic in Olive Oil

Shrimp With Garlic in Olive Oil Photo: Sang An


  • 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.

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  • Serve this shrimp recipe with lemon wedges and crusty bread to sop up the delicious juices from the pan.
  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 4 ounces shrimp and 2 small pieces of bread)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 562
Fat per serving: 22g
Saturated fat per serving: 5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 13g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 30g
Carbohydrate per serving: 62g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 168mg
Iron per serving: 6mg
Sodium per serving: 783mg
Calcium per serving: 100mg
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