On Saturday I bought a bag of frozen, peeled and deveined shrimps. Talk about shortcuts. Normally I buy them with shell, so this was a nice change. I always try to have a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer. Never know when I need them.
I don’t know if I should call this post garlic shrimps or shrimp garlic given the amount of garlic I marinated them with. I know my boss will not be too happy tomorrow at work. Somehow he always knows when I had garlic. But that doesn’t stop me from eating it. I just love garlic!
For these super simple garlic shrimps I used:
- About 25 pieces of peeled and deveined shrimps
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- Some slivers of fresh chili
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- Dash of olive oilI started with mincing the garlic and sliced some slivers of chili. I don’t like it too hot so just a couple would do.
To this I added the salt, the pepper, the garlic powder and the olive oil.
Then I butter flied the shrimp, making sure I didn’t cut them all in half and mixed them with the garlic mixture. I let it marinate for a day, but if you are in a hurry you can use it after a couple of minutes also.In a hot wok I added a bit of olive oil and one teaspoon of butter. The moment the butter melted in the oil I added the shrimp.
Shrimp cooks so fast, so the whole process took no longer then 2-3 minutes. There is no doing anything else while the shrimp is cooking so you’ll have to be there and keep an eye on them. When one side was done I turned them around and after everything turned pink it was time to serve it.
We ate it with some toasted bread, but it was good just like that also; a great, fast and simple snack before dinner.
PS: try these shrimps on top of a salad!