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Garlic Creamy Shrimp

Indulge in a culinary symphony with our Creamy Garlic Shrimp—an elegant dish that effortlessly combines succulent shrimp with a rich and velvety garlic-infused cream sauce. This recipe is a celebration of flavors, where the freshness of the seafood meets the boldness of garlic to create a delightful harmony. Treat yourself to a restaurant-worthy experience at home with this quick and luscious creamy shrimp creation.

Exciting Story: The inspiration behind our Creamy Garlic Shrimp came from a desire to elevate the dining experience at home. The first time we prepared this dish, the aroma of garlic and seafood filled the kitchen, creating an atmosphere of sophistication. Now, it has become a go-to recipe for special occasions or whenever the craving for a luxurious yet easy-to-make meal strikes.

Why This Creamy Garlic Shrimp Is a Culinary Triumph:

Selling Points:

  • Garlic Infusion: The dish revolves around the robust flavor of garlic, creating a sauce that complements the sweet taste of the shrimp perfectly.
  • Luscious Creaminess: A velvety cream sauce coats each shrimp, adding a layer of indulgence to every bite.
  • Quick and Easy: Achieve gourmet results in no time with this simple and fast recipe, making it perfect for weeknight dinners or impromptu gatherings.
  • Versatile Pairing: Serve the creamy garlic shrimp over pasta, rice, or with crusty bread for a satisfying and complete meal.

Notes: Experiment with the level of garlic based on your preference. If you love an extra kick, you can increase the amount of minced garlic.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use frozen shrimp?

A: Yes, you can use frozen shrimp, but make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before cooking to prevent excess moisture.

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Q: What’s the best way to serve this dish?

A: This creamy garlic shrimp pairs wonderfully with pasta, rice, or crusty bread. The sauce is perfect for soaking up with a side of your favorite starch.

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Garlic Creamy Shrimp

Garlic Creamy Shrimp

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
Total time

0

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb 1 (about 450g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons 2 olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons 4 unsalted butter

  • 6 cloves 6 garlic, minced

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) chicken or seafood broth

  • 1 teaspoon 1 paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 red pepper flakes (optional, for heat)

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

  • Lemon wedges for serving

Directions

  • Season the shrimp with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side or until they turn pink. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set them aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant but not browned.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and chicken or seafood broth, stirring to combine.
  • Add paprika and red pepper flakes (if using), adjusting the seasoning to taste.
  • Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, allowing it to thicken slightly.
  • Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet, coating them in the creamy garlic sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp are heated through.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immediately with lemon wedges on the side.

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