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Garlic Shrimps
“Mexican Antojito"

When people hear the name of this dish they normally get scared because they believe that everything is garlic, that everything tastes like garlic and that they will end up smelling like garlic. Fortunately this recipe not only consist of pure garlic, there’s more... much more...

The garlic salsa (with which the shrimps are seasoned) basically consists in the combination of garlic with butter. In this combination the softness and the delicacy of the butter compensates the strong point and spicy of the garlic. Then this salsa is mixed with the shrimps’ sweet and mild flavor, creating
a balanced and sensational flavor .

We recommend serving this dish as entree plate since its flavor, slightly spicy, helps to whet the appetite. Although if you want to serve it as main course serve it with rice , salad and/or beans. The garnishes help to reduce and to complement garlic’s flavor .

About the Recipe

  • It can be thought that is very difficult to make this recipe but the truth is that it doesn’t have any complication.
  • It is very important to use butter in this recipe and don’t substitute it for margarine or vegetable shortening as the butter gives a fine and pleasant touch to the dish.
  • Also try to use fresh parsley because it gives flavor, freshness and aroma to the dish. With the dried parsley these results are not achieved.
  • The dish will be ready in .
  • This recipe is for 4 persons.


  • 28.2 oz of Shrimps
  • 1 Garlic head (2.1 oz)
  • 1 Lime (1 oz)
  • 1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz)
  • 5 Parsley sprigs (1.7 oz)
  • 1 Butter bar (3.1 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Turner
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Lime Squeezer (optional)

  • Directions

    The Salsa and The Shrimps

    1. Separate the garlic cloves from 1 garlic head and peel them.

    To peel the garlic cloves in a simpler way, just crush them with a knife and then it will be very easy to remove their skin.

    1. Put all the garlic cloves that were peeled in a blender.
    2. Also add in the blender:
    • 1/2 Butter bar (1.5 oz).
    • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients, then reserve.
    2. Peel 28.2 oz of shrimps.
    3. Remove the head of the shrimps that were peeled and the vein that is located in the upper back; then set aside.

    Perform Many Activities

    1. Finely chop 1/4 of an onion and 5 parsley sprigs; then reserve.
    2. Melt in a saucepan over low heat 1/2 butter bar (1.5 oz).

    Be careful about not burning the butter because its flavor turns bitter and it will no longer serve to cook the dish.

    1. Add in the saucepan the onion that was minced and fry it for approximately 1 minute, until it looks a bit transparent; stir regularly.
    2. Pour in the saucepan the garlic salsa that was prepared and cook it for about 2 minutes, until it thickens a little; stir occasionally.

    Cook the Shrimps

    1. Incorporate in the saucepan the shrimps with the ones you worked and cook them for about 3 minutes, until they are lightly cooked; stir regularly.
    2. Add in the saucepan:
    • The Parsley that was minced.
    • The juice of 1 Lime.
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Mix the saucepan ingredients and cook the shrimps for about 4 more minutes, until they are moderately cooked and the salsa has thickened; stir regularly.

    Careful! Don’t cook the shrimps for a long time because their texture becomes rubbery and difficult to chew.

    Very Special

    Garlic Shrimps with a cracker

    Tip: Accompany your garlic shrimps with some crackers , you will love this simple combination.

    Variations: Taste the shrimps in its spicy version with the devil shrimps or in its fresh version with the shrimps to the vinaigrette.

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    Additional Info

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