Talk about Quick and Easy! This Simple Garlic Shrimp is that and more, like, delicious, crowd pleaser, good for a weeknight after a hectic day and even for a Sunday sit down.
It is one of our favorites.
Let’s get the pasta going and throw together a caprese salad or…..
……any other kind of salad or veggie that YOU want to go along with your simple garlic shrimp.
Get the shrimp ready if you have to thaw, peel and devein them. Put a skillet on at medium heat and add a swirl of olive oil and half of the butter.
Chop up the garlic and when your pasta is cooked al dente drain all but a tiny bit of the water and put it on a small burner set to as low as it can to keep the pasta warm and stir it a couple of times while you work the quick and easy magic with your simple garlic shrimp.
Put the shrimp in the skillet and spread them out so that they are all laying flat. Add the garlic, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (optional).
Squeeze a little lemon juice and if your feeling a little adventurous also a dash of white wine. Give the shrimp about a minute a side.
When the shrimp is pink on the outside and opaque in the middle put in the rest of the butter and the chopped – or dried – parsley. Stir it all together and when the butter has melted…..
……..serve up and enjoy your Simple Garlic Shrimp.
A nice white wine like a french Muscadet or an Italian Pinot Grigio pairs up real well with this Simple Garlic Shrimp.