Spicy Garlic Shrimp

This recipe kicks! The flavor is just as daring as you are, heady from the generous use of garlic and a touch of red pepper.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 21 min
  • Servings 8

1/4
cup vegetable oil
6
large garlic cloves, finely chopped
2
pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2
large carrots, cut into julienne strips (2 cups)
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper (flakes), if desired
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro
Hot cooked rice, if desired

  • 1 Heat large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat side.
  • 2 Add garlic; stir-fry 1 minute. Add shrimp; stir-fry 1 minute. Add carrots and red pepper flakes; stir-fry about 3 minutes or until shrimp are pink and firm and carrots are crisp-tender. Stir in cilantro.
  • 3 Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

Parsley makes a good stand-in for the cilantro.

All chopped out? Use chopped garlic from a jar to save time!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
45 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
5 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
105 mg
105 %;
Sodium
130 mg
130 %;
Total Carbohydrate
3 g
3 %
(Dietary Fiber
1 g
1 %
),
Protein
12 g
12 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.