Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

I love a meal that is simple, but a total crowd pleaser. Garlic shrimp is quick to whip up, making it perfect on busy weeknights.

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Garlic shrimp is a simple, healthy meal that doesn’t skimp on flavor.


Rinse the shrimp, lay them out on a paper-towel lined tray, and pat them dry. Remove the shells, if desired.


For the marinade, stir together the marinade ingredients. Place the shrimp and marinade in a resealable bag. Remove excess air, seal the bag, and toss shrimp around in the bag to coat them. Let shrimp rest for 15 minutes.


Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and garlic when the pan is hot. Sauté the garlic for 1 minute.


Sprinkle in sugar and sauté for about 30 seconds more. Add marinated shrimp to the pan. Spread the shrimp out into a single layer across the pan and cook for 2 minutes.


Turn the shrimp over and cook for an additional 1 or 2 minutes until they’re pink. Increase the heat to high for 1 minute to reduce liquid.


Remove from the pan when shrimp is finished cooking and enjoy with rice and a vegetable.

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