Garlic Shrimp

December 22, 2009 at 10:28 am (cooking) ()

Well, tonight was another cooking night. But hey, this I have made before!!!

This was done for 2 people. ^__^.

1/2lb small shrimp, raw, deveined and peeled
some butter or spread or something
some olive oil
garlic in some form, either cloves (minced) or garlic powder and garlic salt.

Alrighty. Put the water on to boil first, this doesn’t take long at all.
If you are using raw garlic, heat up the shrimp pan and cook the minced garlic (I’d say a clove, maybe 2 if they’re small) with a little bit of olive oil.
If you are using garlic salt/garlic powder combination, we’ll go from there.

Heat that pan up (if it isn’t already with the minced garlic) and add a few nice pats of butter. Once that has melted, add the shrimp, trying to distribute them evenly on the pan. Sprinkle liberally with garlic salt and garlic powder.

Once one side is cooked, stir them up and sprinkle again with garlic salt and garlic powder. Yes, it’s alot of butter and alot of garlic… but keep in mind, you’re using this to flavor the pasta as well.

If you’ve timed this right, you should be putting the pasta into the water just before you add shrimp to the pan. I used linguine. I used a little bit of olive oil after I drained the pasta, then spooned out servings of shrimp and poured the butter/garlic sauce over the pasta.

For a side, I microwaved 1/2 bag of frozen broccoli florets with a little bit of water and garlic salt for about 5 minutes and let it sit. Then I just split it between the plates.

It’s a really quick, tasty meal, to be honest. And you CAN use pre-cooked shrimp, as long as they are defrosted – they just cook VERY VERY QUICKLY or else they go all rubbery! So, please…raw if ya can!!!
Oh, and a little parmesan cheese never hurt anybody as a topper!

And, of course, if you are a total garlic nut, feel free to add more to taste. 🙂



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