Gulf Shrimp With Lemon and Garlic Recipe

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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Ratings (10)

Delicious Gulf shrimp are perfectly and simply seasoned with lemon, garlic, green onions, and a little white wine. The shrimp are then stir-fried and served with buttery browned slivered almonds. These elegant shrimp make a meal that looks like you slaved over the stove -- you can have it on the table in 20 minutes flat.

Serve this shrimp along with some hot cooked rice for a tasty and satisfying everyday meal. It's actually elegant enough for a special dinner.

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What You'll Need

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds fresh shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • Dash Tabasco sauce, or to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth (or dry white wine, or use chicken broth plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion tops

How to Make It

  1. In a glass bowl or other nonreactive dish, combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add shrimp and marinate for 1 hour. Melt butter in large skillet; add the sliced garlic and shrimp. Reserve marinade and set aside.
  2. Stir-fry the shrimp over medium heat until pink. Discard garlic; remove shrimp to a warm platter and keep warm.
  3. Sauté slivered almonds in butter until lightly browned; add the reserved marinade, hot pepper sauce, and vermouth or dry white wine. Bring to a boil, stirring. Pour sauce over shrimp. Sprinkle with finely chopped green onions before serving. Serve with hot cooked rice or a pilaf.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 434
    Total Fat 30 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Unsaturated Fat 19 g
    Cholesterol 238 mg
    Sodium 606 mg
    Carbohydrates 12 g
    Dietary Fiber 3 g
    Protein 31 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)