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tasty garlic shrimp

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Debbie Sue
Southwest, FL

I love shrimp! This is a quick and easy way to prepare garlic shrimp. So versatile too, can be served over rice, noodles, or alone. Your choice. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 3
serves 4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tasty garlic shrimp

  • 2 Tbsp
    extra light olive oil
  • 2 clove
    garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb
    shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

How To Make tasty garlic shrimp

  • 1
    It's up to you whether you keep the tails, or remove them from the shrimp. I prefer to remove them prior to cooking.
  • 2
    Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and sprinkle with the cayenne pepper. Cook and stir until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • 3
    Add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, until the shrimp are opaque, about 2 minutes. DON'T OVER COOK!
  • 4
    Add the butter and stir to coat the shrimp. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Serve immediately. Enjoy!