Garlic shrimp is one of those dishes characteristic of the areas where fish and seafood are consumed, it is an excellent dish for lovers of spicy seafood.
In this section we present a selection of the best garlic shrimp recipes so that you can prepare them at home whenever you want.
What is in garlic shrimp?
The main ingredients used to season these shrimp are chile guajillo, garlic and olive oil:
Guajillo chili: it is a variety of dried chili bell pepper widely used in Mexican gastronomy. Obtained from the dried mirasol chili (Capsicum annuum). It is used ground in sauces, stews, marinades and Mexican moles.
Garlic: this ingredient is used as a natural flavoring for this delicious dish. It gives it a characteristic aroma and flavor found in Mexican dishes such as shrimp with garlic mojo and in some recipes of Mediterranean gastronomy.
Olive oil: besides being used in the cooking process of the shrimp, it gives them a very peculiar and delicious flavor and aroma when combined with garlic and chili. We prefer to use extra virgin olive oil, but there is no problem if it is not.
How are they prepared?
Its preparation is very easy, you only have to cut the garlic in slices or very thinly, then brown them together with the olive oil, preferably extra virgin, and add the guajillo chili, which must be previously seedless and cut in medium to thin strips. All this combination of ingredients results in a very aromatic oil ideal to give the characteristic flavor of this dish to the shrimp.
What to serve with this dish?
Garlic shrimp can be served with a variety of foods thanks to its versatility, although an exquisite combination has been achieved when served with pasta, chicken, potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, other seafood and beef or veal.