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A Shrimp Appetizer To Warm Your Soul

Updated on March 20, 2011
Shrimp Plated With Cilantro Garnish
Shrimp Plated With Cilantro Garnish
Secret Ingredient - Sambal Oelek
Secret Ingredient - Sambal Oelek | Source
Garlic Press
Garlic Press | Source

Shrimp Appetizer That Will Heat Up Your Kitchen Traffic

Shrimp is one of those foods that can be used in a variety of occasions. I happen to like shrimp as an appetizer, although main courses often provide great meals as well.

Typically, many of the appetizers I have tried that involve shrimp are fantastic. This recipe is one of those that will create foot traffic to your kitchen as they smell the dish and see what it has to offer. This dish uses a product called Sambal Oelek and can be found in the Chinese section of your local grocery store. This is the ingredient that will provide the heat, spice to the dish.


1 lb of Shrimp, deveined and shelled

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1 T Unsalted butter

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice Squeezed Fresh

1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek

Cilantro, around 2 Tablespoons (use enough to cover dish)

1. Heat sauce pan on medium heat, add butter. Add minced garlic and cook around 1-2 minutes. Garlic will burn rather quickly in butter so don't overdo it! Garlic can be sliced, chopped and minced. I usually use a garlic press like the one pictured to mince garlic.

2. Add lemon, Worcestershire and Sambal Oelek to sauce pan. Cook around another minute or so. Stir mixture until boiling in pan. You should now smell an incredible aroma as this dish is cooking.

3. Add shrimp and stir occasionally until cooked (around 3-5 minutes). The shrimp will turn a light pink color when done. Try not to overcook shrimp as it will turn rubbery.

Plate and add fresh chopped Cilantro and serve. I usually serve with a nice baguette. Slice baguette and sop remaining sauce into bread. You will love the sauce once all the shrimp has disappeared!

Great Food, Great Memories GFGM


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      8 years ago

      It's the middle of January. Did your shrimp. It's delicious. Making it for Super Bowl.


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