Garlic shrimp – quick recipe
- 250g shrimp
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 10ml olive oil
- 30g butter
For Finish / Filling Ingredients:
- 50ml orange juice
- fresh parsley
- fresh basil
For serving / Other ingredients:
- pasta / toast
- lemon slices
Prepare the shrimp
You can prepare shrimp in a pan with frozen shrimp or fresh shrimp, but in the case of those preserved by freezing it is good to know that if you do not defrost them and do not let them drain for at least 20-30 minutes, the sauce will be more liquid.
Also, for a quick and easy dish, we recommend you to buy directly peeled shrimp, and if you chose pre-cooked shrimp, keep in mind that the frying time will be a bit shorter.
Fry the garlic until it turns yellow
In a large Teflon pan put the olive oil, butter and 3 cloves of garlic cut into thin slices. The combination of shrimp with garlic is one of the most popular, because the tastes combine in a fabulous way, but not if you burn the garlic. So be sure to add the shrimp as soon as it has turned yellow. When it is brown, it already begins to taste bitter.
Saute the shrimp for 2-3 minutes
If you do not know how to prepare shrimp, it is important to remember that prolonged thermal cooking can lead to a gummy texture, which is not as pleasant to eat. So:
- add the fresh shrimp to the pan, season with salt and pepper and mix with a spatula so that the heat catches them on all sides for 2 minutes
- the preferred ones are seasoned and go directly to the second stage, in which this shrimp recipe involves adding orange juice and keeping it on the fire for 2 minutes.
At the end add the basil and chopped parsley, the rest of the garlic cloves, pass through the press, leave for a maximum of 1 minute on the fire, stirring, and then pull the pan aside. Overall, you get shrimp in the pan in 3 to 5 minutes, so very fast, but it is important to respect the times for a friendly texture. You can work with a regular pan, but also with a pan for pancakes , wide enough to fit all the shrimp.
Serve with pasta or toast
One of the charms of pan-fried shrimp recipes is the tasty sauce that is obtained, perfect to be combined with a portion of plain cooked pasta with salt. You can also replace them with slices of toast, which you can soak in the flavored sauce.
For more color on the plate, you can add lemon slices in addition to the portion of shrimp in the pan, although in this case, orange juice already provides the acidity that shrimp need for a balanced taste.
If you prefer recipes with shrimp, a little more complex or with tomato sauce, we recommend as an option saganaki shrimp, a very popular Greek combination, with feta cheese and onion.