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Garlic Shrimp that's Juicy, Flavorful and Easy
Prep Time
7 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This garlic shrimp is so delicious and such a quick and easy protein! Serve it over zucchini noodles, alongside potatoes or rice, or as an appetizer. Gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb / low-glycemic and Primal

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 appetizer-size servings
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
  • 1 lb shrimp, 21-25 per pound (raw, peeled and tail on)
  • 5 cloves garlic (2 sliced thinly and 3 minced)
  • 2 Tbsp of ghee or butter
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt, or to taste
  1. Rinse the shrimp under cold water while removing the tails.
  2. Pat the shrimp dry and sprinkle lightly with salt. Add the minced garlic and 1 Tbsp of olive oil and toss. Set aside.

  3. Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Add the ghee or butter and remaining 2 Tbsp olive oil. 

  4. When the ghee and oil are hot, add the sliced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. 

  5. Add the shrimp and cook about 1-2 minutes on each side. Once the shrimp has turned pink and is no longer translucent, sprinkle it with salt one more time, give it a quick toss and then remove from heat. Be sure to remove all of the garlic, ghee/butter and oil from the pan to serve with the shrimp as a delicious sauce!

Nutrition Facts
Garlic Shrimp that's Juicy, Flavorful and Easy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 301mg100%
Sodium 1077mg47%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.