Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Recipe

Shrimp in Garlic Sauce Recipe

How To Make Shrimp in Garlic Sauce

Impress your guests with these deliciously tender Shrimp in Garlic Sauce dish that offers a notable garlicky and savory taste that everyone raves about.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 18 minutes



  • 1cupolive oil
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 1bay leaf
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes,dried
  • 2lbslarge shrimp
  • tspsalt
  • ¼tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 3tbspdry sherry
  • 2tbsplemon juice
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped


  1. In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat.

  2. Add the garlic, bay leaf, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  3. Add the shrimp, salt, and black pepper to the pan and stir to combine.

  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes until the shrimp are just done.

  5. Stir in the sherry, lemon juice, and parsley.

Recipe Notes

  • Deveining Shrimp: Dark shrimp veins are usually removed for aesthetic purposes and it’s not essential to take them out, especially if pressed for time.
  • Fish Alternatives: Squid would be delicious with the garlic sauce. Cook it quickly (for about 2 minutes), or it will become tough and rubbery. Sea scallops are another alternative. Cook them for about 2 minutes per side, without stirring, so they brown nicely.
  • Wine Recommendation: Bold Mediterranean flavors welcome an easygoing wine such as a dry rosé from Spain or the south of France. If wine with a bit more sweetness is preferred, try a white zinfandel from California


  • Calories: 663.45kcal
  • Fat: 56.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.06g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 39.82g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.32g
  • Fiber: 0.28g
  • Sugar: 0.39g
  • Protein: 31.23g
  • Cholesterol: 285.76mg
  • Sodium: 1288.04mg
  • Calcium: 135.79mg
  • Potassium: 306.77mg
  • Iron: 1.12mg
  • Vitamin A: 135.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.76mg
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