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Spicy Garlic Shrimp

Spicy Garlic Shrimp
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 21 min
  • Servings 8
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.
Updated May 17, 2005

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • Parsley makes a good stand-in for the cilantro.
  • All chopped out? Use chopped garlic from a jar to save time!

Nutrition Facts

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