Gilroy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Gilroy Garlic Shrimp
Gilroy Garlic Shrimp. Matthew O'Shea/Photodisc/Getty Images
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
174 Calories
13g Fat
13g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 4
Amount per serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g
Calcium 83mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.



  • 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

Steps 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Add the garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.

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

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

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