Perfect Pan Shrimp With Caramelized Garlic.

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"Succulent shrimp fried in olive oil with caramelized garlic"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (180.5 g)
  • Calories 417.9
  • Total Fat - 36.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.8 mg
  • Sodium - 645.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 6.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 16.4 g
  • Calcium - 81.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 57.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Rinse the shrimp with cold water. Let them drain in a colander.

Step 2

Press the garlic cloves with the blade of a knife. You do this in order to release the flavors when you fry the garlic.

Step 3

Fry the garlic for approximately 5 minutes on medium-low in the olive oil. The olive oil will acquire the garlic flavor. After 5 minutes you turn the garlic cloves on the other side.

Step 4

Increase heat to medium high. Add shrimp to the skillet and and spread the shrimp over the bottom of the pan (every shrimp should make full contact with the bottom of the pan). Sprinkle chili flakes over top. Fry until their color changes to pink at the bottom side. When the color changes you turn them on the other side. The shrimp are ready when you feel resistance after pressing them. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Serve the shrimp with the garlic cloves and sprinkle the garlic flavored oil over them. Serve with crusty bread.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

I used 9 cloves garlic with the prawns. They were large Argentine prawns. I rushed carmelizing the garlic but still got a lot of flavour from it and, of course, served it longside the prawns. Simple recipes are very often the best and this recipe is a winner. A will make again recipe in the near future and this time fully caramelize the garlic 30 June 19 Made again and loved it just as much

(19 Oct 2015)


We loved it! These shrimp went great with garlic and lemon buttered noodles and pea pods. Such easy preparation and excellent results.

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(7 Jun 2013)


I added lemon and then had it with some angel hair pasta. It was delicious and especially to me because I am such a garlic lover.

review by:
(3 Mar 2013)


I added a squirt or two of fresh lemon juice and this couldn't have been better!

review by:
(14 Feb 2013)