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Pan Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Healthy Way}

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Pan Fried Shrimp

Pan Fried Shrimp with salt, black pepper, paprika, and minced garlic is simple, delicious, and healthy. They are also amazingly quick and easy to make. You can cook this yummy and versatile seafood dish in less than 10 minutes end-to-end.

They are perfect for your favorite salad, pasta, or rice bowl. A wonderfully convenient, yummy, and healthy weeknight dinner choice.

Pan-Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Way}
Pan Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Healthy Way}

Ingredients Required:

Ingredients for Crispy Pan Fried Shrimp
Ingredients

ShrimpPeeled and deveined raw shrimp. For frozen shrimp, please thaw them in the fridge thoroughly.

Cooking Oil Avocado oil and canola oil are my two primary go-to cooking oil. Avocado oil is an amazingly multi-purpose oil, not only it is super healthy but also has a very high smoking point and a neutral smell or flavor. All make it an excellent choice of oil for cooking, baking, and frying.

Minced Fresh Garlic – Use a compact food processor to mince the fresh garlic cloves.

Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor
Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor

Black Pepper – I recommend using a black pepper grinder. It makes it easier for you to sprinkle evenly on the shrimp during the cooking. Freshly ground black pepper also tastes fresher and better.

SaltHimalayan pink salt is my go-to salt besides sea salt. I also recommend using a salt grinder for the same reason. It makes it easier for you to sprinkle salt evenly on the shrimp during the cooking.

PaprikaPaprika provides a nice hue of the red color and also complements black pepper’s flavor very well.

Fresh Parsley – I use finely chopped parsley as an optional garnishment item.

How to Pan Fry Shrimp quick, delicious, and healthy way?

1. Thaw frozen shrimp, peel and devein if needed

Wash and rinse the shrimp a few times and drain.

2. Sear the shrimp

Sear the Shrimp
Sear the Shrimp

Heat a quality hard-anodized fry-pan on high heat for 2 minutes and then add cooking oil and shrimp. Spread and lay them flat across the pan and let them cook for 1 minute. Then turn the shrimp and cook the other side for another minute.

Shrimp curled up and turn to whitish pink when they are properly seared.

It is better to use a quality hard-anodized fry-pan for this recipe. This is because of its ability to handle high heat and non-stick functions. Garlic contains slimy substances and may stick to the pan if the pan doesn’t have a decent non-stick capability.

3. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika and minced garlic onto the shrimp

Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika and minced garlic onto seared shrimp
Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika and minced garlic onto seared shrimp

Use a black pepper and salt grinder, grind in a circular motion onto the shrimp in the pan. Add finely minced fresh garlic and then fold and mix using a slotted turner.

4. Pan Fry shrimp for 6-10 minutes, turn the shrimp every other minute

Turn the heat to medium, and pan-fry for 6-10 minutes, depends on the size of the shrimp. For small to medium-sized shrimp, 6 minutes is all you need. Large or jumbo shrimp require more time.

Flip the shrimp from time to time to cook them evenly. When they are firmed up and form a crispy layer on the surface, it is a good sign they are ready.

Pan Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Healthy Way}
Pan Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Healthy Way}

What to go with this yummy Pan Fried Shrimp?

This Pan Fried Shrimp is truly easy, tasty, and versatile. It can go pretty much with any of your favorite salads, pasta, or a rice bowl.

We are having it tonight in a rice bowl together with a crunchy, naturally delicious Wo Sun Salad {Celtuce Stems}.

Wo Sun salad is a super nutritious and delicious dish you can make within a couple of minutes. Check out here for a detailed step-by-step tutorial.

Wo Sun Salad and Garlic Shrimp Rice Bowl
Pan Fried Shrimp and Wo Sun Salad Rice Bowl

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Pan Fried Shrimp

Pan Fried Shrimp {Quick Delicious Healthy Way} Recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Pan Fried Shrimp with salt, black pepper, paprika, and minced garlic is simple, delicious, and healthy. They are also amazingly quick and easy to make. You can cook this yummy and versatile seafood dish in less than 10 minutes end-to-end.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1//2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 stem of parsley, chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients. Thaw the shrimp in advance in the fridge for frozen shrimp. Peel and devein if they are not. Wash and rinse shrimp a few times and drain.
    Ingredients for Pan Fried Shrimp
  2. Peel the garlic cloves and then mince them in a compact food processor.
    Minced Garlic Using a Compact Food Processor
  3. Turn the heat to high, heat a 12-inch hard-anodized fry-pan for 2 minutes, add oil and shrimp to the pan to sear the shrimp.
  4. Spread and lay the shrimp flat across the pan and let them cook for 1 minute. Then turn the shrimp and cook the other side for another minute. Shrimp curls up and turns to a whitish pink.
    Sear the Shrimp
  5. Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika, and minced garlic onto the shrimp. Use a black pepper and salt grinder, grind in a circular motion onto the shrimp in the pan. Add finely minced fresh garlic and then fold and mix using a slotted turner.
    Sprinkle salt, black pepper, paprika and minced garlic onto seared shrimp
  6. Turn the heat to medium, and pan fry for 6-10 minutes, depends on the size of the shrimp. For small to medium-sized shrimp, 6 minutes is all you need. Large or jumbo shrimp require more time.
  7. Flip and turn the shrimp every other minute to cook them evenly. When they are firmed up and form a crispy layer on the surface, it is a good sign they are ready.
    Pan Fried Shrimp
  8. All done. Serve with salads, pasta, or a rice bowl. Enjoy a quick, healthy, and delicious meal!
    Wo Sun Salad and Pan Fried Shrimp Rice Bowl
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 837mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 16g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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