Garlic Shrimp is beautiful and delicious! It takes only 5 ingredients, most of which you probably have in your pantry. Try it one night when you want a quick and delicious meal.

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  • Course Dinner
  • Cuisine Inspired
  • Keyword 30 Minute Meal, 5 Ingredients or Less, Casual Dinner Party, Cooking for one, Delicious, Fast, Flavor, Simple, Vegan
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2 people 10 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2 people 10 minutes 15 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
25 minutes
Degree of Difficulty
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic cloves mashed
  • 1 container baby plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tspn Asian chili sauce or Sriracha Sauce
  • spaghetti cooked according to package directions
  • 8 green shrimp shelled and cleaned
Servings: people
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Pour olive oil in frying pan and heat over medium heat.
  3. Slice the container of baby plum tomatoes in half and reserve.
  4. Grate 6 cloves of garlic into olive and sauté until soft but not brown, this will take a couple of minutes over medium heat.
  5. Add tomatoes and Asian chili sauce to garlic and olive oil. Leave at medium heat. The tomatoes should be "poached" in the olive oil rather than fried. If the oil starts to bubble, reduce heat and cook tomatoes until the tomatoes are soft, but still hold their shape. Then, using the back of a wooden spoon, flatten each tomato until it loses its shape. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Peel the shrimp. Using a small, sharp knife, cut from the head to the tail of the back (curved side) of the shrimp, cutting about halfway through the shrimp. Using the tip of the knife, carefully remove the vein, using your fingers to pull it out if necessary. Reserve cleaned shrimp (or use frozen green shrimp 25 count, much easier)
  7. If not ready to serve; turn heat off and reserve.
  1. I like serving this dish wish spaghetti, although it could be served with linguini.
  2. Bring water to a boil, add a generous amount of salt and add enough pasta for 2 people.
  1. As the pasta is cooking, return tomato, garlic and olive oil to medium high heat, or until the oil begins to bubble.
  2. Immediately add the cleaned raw shrimp and sauté until the shrimp turns pink. This should take about 5-6 minutes, the same as it will take to cook the pasta.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, drain and place into a rimmed bowl; top with garlic, shrimp, tomato mixture

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