This spicy garlic shrimp recipe is absolutely AMAZING. And what is even better is that this dish takes less than 5 minutes to make. Yes , less than 5 MINUTES. Just toss the garlic and shrimp in a hot skillet, add the steak seasoning, and lemon juice and zest, toss it all into a large serving bowl and go to town. Make it once and I can assure you that it will become one of your go-to recipes when you are in a pinch.
It’s great as an appetizer and it makes a fantastic main dish, too – add a salad and some bread and you’re done.Leftovers are best eaten straight out of the fridge, preferably late at night. Even better, take the leftovers and slap some mayo on a French roll and you have an instant fancy Po ‘boy!
It really is that easy!
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste
24 jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
2 teaspoons McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped (or cilantro)
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.
Add extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and shrimp. Season with grill seasoning or salt and pepper and cook shrimp 3 minutes or until just pink.
Toss with lemon zest and juice. Sprinkle chopped parsley over the top. Transfer onto a serving platter or into a large bowl and enjoy!.
Seafood Tip: Unless you live somewhere that you can get freshly-caught fish that’s never been frozen, buy your shrimp in the frozen section of your store. Most seafood at the seafood counter has already been frozen and there’s no way to tell how long it’s been sitting in the case after being thawed. If you thaw your own you can control how long until it’s cooked. Thaw shrimp in a colander while running cold water over it continuously until it’s completely thawed.