Appetizers, Dips and Snacks: Appetizers and Tapas: Brazilian Garlic Shrimp

Usually served as tapas or appetizers, this spicy shrimp can also be a light entrée.

Author: Eric Pearson, CalorieKing member
Date: December 05, 2012

Suggestions: Do not overcook the shrimp!

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 4½ oz. servings

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


    0.45 kg peeled shrimp
    1 tsp coarse salt
    1 Tbsp olive oil
    4 garlic cloves, sliced thin, or to taste
    1 dried hot red pepper, or to taste


    Dry the shrimp. Cover shrimp with salt and let sit 10 to 15 minutes.

    In lightly oiled frying pan, sauté garlic and pepper at high temp for about a minute or so.

    Add the salted shrimp. At a very high heat, sauté, stirring constantly for 2 to 5 minutes, depending upon the size of the shrimp.

Microwave Directions:

    Do not microwave.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:160 cals
Kilojoules:670 kJ
Fat:5.5 g
Carbohydrates:3.0 g
Protein:23.5 g
Cholesterol:173.0 mg
Sodium:460 mg
Saturated Fat:0.8 g
Fiber:0.2 g
Calcium:67.0 mg
Total Sugars:0.6 g

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