Gilroy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
Gilroy Garlic Shrimp. Matthew O'Shea/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the "Garlic Capital of the World." It's a simple, garlicky classic that takes just a few minutes to prepare.


What You'll Need

  • 24 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tbs. cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped flatleaf parsley
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced

How to Make It

1. Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.

2. Place a large skillet over high heat, and add the olive oil. When the oil is very hot, add the shrimp and sauté on high heat for 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are about halfway cooked. Add the garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.

3. Add the cold butter, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another minute, or until the shrimp are cooked.

4. Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley and lemon. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 174
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 29 mg
Sodium 49 mg
Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 4 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)