Garlic Shrimp

Garlic shrimp is one of the most unique ways to prepare shrimp. This dish is not just tasty, it is a very healthy dish, very easy to prepare and will fit right into your busy schedule.

This easy recipe can be eaten with rice or vegetable preferably, but you could try other starches or vegetables if you are not a rice or asparagus lover, because of course everyone has a different taste.


Want to know a little about this delicious seafood, why not? One of the most favoured seafood, shrimp is an excellent source of selenium which is an antioxidant nutrient. It also has other nutrients that are extremely good for your body's health. Some of which includes omega-3 fats, vitamin B3, vitamin B12, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, protein, copper and zinc. And with garlic as one of the main ingredient to this dish makes it even more healthy. Read about the phenomenal health benefits of garlic

Below is the recipe for this delicious garlic shrimp. What I did was add some asparagus to the recipe which goes well with shrimp and garlic. If asparagus is not one of your favourite vegetables, you have the option to exclude it from the recipe, and you may not know, you might like the combination so its worth giving a try.


Makes 4-6 Servings

1 lb medium shrimp de-veined and shelled
1 1/2 lbs fresh asparagus trimmed and cut
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp butter
1 sprig fresh thyme
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 large bell pepper, diced
salt to taste


Step 1: Over medium heat, add olive oil to large skillet. When heated add butter and let melt.

Step 2: Saute garlic and onion in butter and oil.

Step 3: When done add asparagus, parsley, thyme and pepper. Allow to steam for about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Add shrimp and salt to skillet with the asparagus, parsley, thyme and pepper. Stir occasionally for about another 5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked.

Step 5: Serve with your favourite starch.

I hope you enjoy this easy to prepare dish.

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