Garlic Shrimp Recipe
This garlic shrimp recipe has been in my family for generations.
However, I first fell in love with it when I was a broke college student struggling to feed myself, pay rent, and find ways to impress my dates.
Before, heading off to college I raided my mom’s recipe box and picked out a few easy recipes to take with me. I was excited about being away from home and determined not to spend my college days surviving on Top Ramen.
Once school started I found myself turning to this recipe more and more often since it is both cheap and fairly easy to prepare.
Best of all, this garlic shrimp recipe never failed to impress my dates since it looks as if one’s spent all day preparing an expensive gourmet meal.
- 1/4 lb of cleaned shrimp per person you’re serving
- 4 crushed garlic cloves or 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- Place shrimp in a glass bowl
- Add garlic paste, honey Dijon mustard, lime juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to the shrimp
- Toss and coat shrimp in this mixture
- Heat a non-stick pan
- Add shrimp mixture to the hot pan and cook on both sides
- Shrimp cook in 2-3 minutes in garlic sauce
Greek-Style Tomato Sauce Recipe
- 1 large red onion
- 1 pack of Portabella mushrooms
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 2 cans of 14 oz diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 cup organic low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp organic rose water (available on Amazon.com) (optional)
- 1 pinch of Saffron (available on Amazon.com) (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- In a deep pan, saute onion and mushrooms in olive oil until onions are caramelized
- Add the diced canned tomatoes
- Add tomato paste and garlic paste
- Add chicken broth
- Add Saffron and organic rose water (optional)(Give recipe authentic Greek smell and taste)
- Bring to a low simmer
- Once sauce has reduced, add salt and pepper to taste
How To Cook Glass Noodles
Glass noodles are also known as Chinese vermicelli noodles and bean thread noodles. These noodles are widely available in Asian food stores or the Asian food aisle of most supermarkets. If you can’t find glass noodles feel free to use regular vermicelli noodles.
- Boil a large pot of water
- Place glass noodles in a sieve or strainer that is large enough to fit over the pot
- Lower sieve/strainer into the boiling water
- Glass noodles will cook in 1-2 minutes
- Remove noodles from boiling water, drain and set aside
Note: Whenever possible purchase glass noodles that are made in America since there are some health concerns regarding Chinese made glass noodles.
How To Serve
Most Greek dishes, including this dish, are best served family style.
To serve this dish:
- Place glass noodles in a deep serving dish
- Spoon your tomato sauce over the glass noodles
- Place shrimp over the tomato sauce
- Garnish with your choice of finely diced parsley, sesame seeds or chilli peppers & serve
photo courtesy of: dbrekke