This easy recipe for Sautéed Shrimp features Greek flavors – plenty of fresh chopped garlic, oregano, and a little crushed red pepper for spice (if you want it). Fresh lemon juice and white wine are added to the skillet at the end and reduced until a thick, luxurious sauce coats every piece of shrimp. These little flavor bombs take only 15 minutes to make are great added to salad, to a shrimp gyro, or just on their own!
In this recipe, chopped fresh garlic (and plenty of it) is sautéed first over a lower heat, along with oregano and crushed red pepper, in olive oil. This helps toast the garlic (but not burn it), and infuse the garlic, herb, and red pepper flavor into the oil and allows all the flavors from the spices bloom.
The shrimp are then added and partially cooked, then they finish cooking while fresh lemon juice and white wine reduce in the skillet. The result is a thick, bright, flavorful sauce that coats every bite of shrimp.
Fair warning: this sautéed shrimp is addicting.
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