Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
Garlic plus shrimp equals shrimp in garlic sauce! One of my favorite combinations, ever! Seafood just goes so well with garlic and butter, doesn’t it? So creamy and flavorful!
I can’t even begin to count all the times I’ve ordered shrimp in garlic sauce over pasta at restaurants. I’ve hardly ever been disappointed by that choice, even at not-so-great places. I kind of just saw a lot of shrimp dishes as a luxury to save for special occasions until recently. I’ve been denying my taste buds of garlic and shrimp all of my adult cooking life mistakenly!
Turns out, you don’t even need much to make it. Of course, adding more spices and ingredients will usually only increase the delectability.
What Would I Need from the Grocery Store?
We only need four main ingredients.
That’s all you need for a basic dish of shrimp in garlic sauce. If you want to turn the flavor up, squeeze a little lemon and lime juice in there as well. Maybe season the shrimp with a little something spicy or sweet. Whichever route you take, it’s kind of exciting that you only need so few ingredients, isn’t it?!
How Would I Cook Everything?
You’d heat your butter in a skillet and then add your shrimp and seasonings in.
Make sure the shrimp have turned pink and nontransparent before you eat them. Don’t let them cook too many seconds longer than that, or they’ll be tougher to chew and a little less enjoyable. (It’s really hard for me to turn down shrimp, though, even when overcooked).
When the shrimp is done, add more butter, your garlic, and some water and simmer it until you have a nice, semi-thick sauce.
As far as how you should serve it… put it over pasta! Or with a bunch of veggies! Maybe a little rice. Eat it with some pita chips. There are so many options because shrimp in garlic sauce goes so well together already it’s not hard to pair with something else.
Thanks for learning how to make this wonderful dish with me and I hope you find a wonderful recipe or the inspiration to create your own!