The Best Garlic Shrimp Recipe You’ll Ever Eat

The Best Garlic Shrimp Recipe You’ll Ever Eat

Try this super-quick and delicious garlic shrimp recipe. Lots of olive oil and garlic add great flavor, especially when served with fresh sliced bread. Cook the shrimp quickly in a hot skillet, but don’t overcook! Overcooked shrimp can get rubbery, so the total cooking time for this dish is about 4 minutes tops.

What you need for this Shrimp Recipe

2 lbs SHRIMP
½ cup GARLIC …or as much as you like (finely chopped)
SALT and PEPPER to taste
½ cup PARSLEY (chopped)
sliced BREAD for sure, dude

How to make Garlic Shrimp

  • Peel and devein the shrimp (save the shells and heads to make a stock!)
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
  • When oil is hot, add red pepper flakes. Red pepper flakes add a nice heat, but substitute fresh peppers, or even a little cayenne if you like.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Use as much garlic as you like. I prefer lots of garlic. I literally used an entire bulb. It seems like a lot, but the oil and garlic taste great with thick slices of fresh bread.
  • Add the shrimp, and continue sauteing on medium high heat.
  • The shrimp only take about 3 minutes to cook. Don’t overcook the shrimp; they will become rubbery if cooked overly long.
  • Add paprika, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Saute shrimp until JUST cooked, when shrimp begin to color and curl, then remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Add lemon juice and fresh chopped parsley.
  • Mix well and serve in a bowl with thick slices of fresh bread.
garlic shrimp recipe
Spanish-style garlic shrimp recipe

Give this garlic shrimp recipe a try and let me know what you think…and bon appétit!

If you want another tasty shrimp idea, one of my favorite is this Spicy Tempura Shrimp Recipe.

spicy fried shrimp

Thanks for checking out the video and shrimp recipe! Click some of the buttons below to share this dish with friends and family. I appreciate it, and thanks for watching.
–Chef Buck

19 thoughts on “The Best Garlic Shrimp Recipe You’ll Ever Eat

  1. You just got yourself a fan in Australia. Can’t wait to try this. Who needs to stick another shrimp on the barbie? This looks fabulous.
    I have subscribed.

  2. Saw the video 3 hours ago and started to prepare 2 hours ago. Now I’m sitting on my Sofa and still licking my fingers 🙂
    Chef, that was the best I ever enjoyed
    Thank a lot!!!

  3. Do restaurants prepare this recipe with wine ??? You said to add wine to the recipe if that was our preference so how would I know if I have had it with or w/o wine ??? What kind of wine should I buy ???

  4. Best Shrimp Ever! First time I did not overcook, and my hubby does not like lemon & parsley, but I served this in bowls and he ate his half pound before I could get the GF cornbread sliced! I cut recipe in half (used a whole garlic bulb though?) and cut the oil in half and added butter. Thank you! Yummy!!!

  5. Just stumbled on your YouTube channel…love the sound of your cauliflower crust pizza and this garlic shrimp recipes. Can’t wait to try ’em. Also enjoy your cooking videos — just funny enough and the food is simple and yet looks delicious! I subscribed. Yum…I’ll be back after I try these two recipes.

  6. Used smoked paprika (didn’t have regular paprika) and used almost 2 bulbs of garlic (lol, I LOVE garlic!) and threw the shrimps in spaghetti pasta. Oh boy…. so delicious!! Thank you for the yummy recipe, Chef Buck! 🙂

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