Italian Garlic Shrimp

Italian Garlic Shrimp by

Sweet Memories


Shopping List

  • 1 1b. Shrimp (25 count per pound)
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 5 lg. garlic cloves
  • pinch of Red Pepper Flakes
  • ¾ tsp. Kosher Salt ¼ tsp. Sugar
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • 1/3 cup chopped Italian Parsley
  • Italian Baguette



  1. Rinse the shrimp removing the tails and place them in a bowl. Grate 2 garlic cloves over the shrimp, add the sugar and salt and mix together. Let shrimp rest/marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Next, we want to infuse the rest of the oil with garlic. In a sauté pan, warm the rest of the oil over low-medium heat, thinly slice the remaining cloves of garlic and add to the pan along with a pinch of red pepper flakes. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Raise the heat to medium-high, add the shrimp, and sauté until pink, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, season with salt, squeeze of lemon juice, and top with parsley.
  4. Place the shrimp in the center of a large platter and surround it with cut up baguette (I like to rip the baguette into pieces). Finally, pour the rest of the oil over the entire dish and serve.