Make a statement at your next summer soirée by featuring this delicious Easy Thai Garlic Shrimp recipe as the main event. Perfectly balanced with a zest of lime and sweet brown sugar, this recipe features flavorful shrimp that pairs well with a refreshing summer cocktail. The best part is that you can easily prep the marinade the night before so all you have to do is toss in the shrimp, sear, and serve!
This garlic shrimp is best served alongside steamed jasmine rice or even our Sweet Chili Noodle Salad for a full Thai-Inspired menu.
A few key ingredients that make this dish truly stand out:
- Fresh garlic: We think shrimp and garlic are a match made!
- Oyster sauce
- Shrimp or Prawns: The fresher the better! Take a look at your local fish market to see what was recently caught.
- Lime Juice
- Red Chili Pepper: Don't skip out on this key ingredient. Tip, leave a small bowl on the side so your guests can add more heat if they prefer!
There is something about fresh seafood on a warm, summer day. Whether you are hosting your closest friends for a much-needed Girl’s Night or even just prepping a weeknight dinner, this Easy Thai Garlic Shrimp recipe packs a flavorful punch. Kyle chose to feature this delicious recipe at her recent dinner party alongside a refreshing citrus-infused Paloma cocktail.
When preparing to serve your Garlic Shrimp, we recommend serving immediately after cooking since the seared shrimp is best when piping hot. The Thai-inspired marinade fuses with the fresh seafood to deliver a delicious and savory main dish or appetizer at your next gathering.
Place your shrimp on a platter or in a shallow bowl with fresh cut limes so your guests can serve themselves and add a zest of lime juice to their plate. We recommend placing your yummy creation on our Palm Platter for a complementary color palette that really highlights the dish.
Get ready for a simple yet flavorful Easy Thai Garlic Shrimp that’s ready for your next summer celebration. Let us know what you served alongside this dish. We are always looking for inspiration!
Easy Thai Garlic Shrimp
1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce (Thai oyster sauce or Lee Kum Kee)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
4 to 6 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 red chili pepper minced (or 1/3 teaspoon dried crushed chili)
For the Stir-Fry:
12 to 15 medium to large shrimp or prawns, shelled or unshelled and butterflied
2 to 3 tablespoons oil for stir-frying
1 lime cut into wedges
2 to 4 tablespoons fresh coriander
Gather the ingredients. In a bowl, combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, brown sugar, garlic, lime juice, and chili pepper. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Place shrimp in the marinade and stir well to coat. In a wok or frying pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shrimp along with the marinade. Stir-fry for 2 to 3 minutes or until the shrimp are plump and pink. They will also be lightly browned from the sauce. Avoid overcooking or the shrimp will turn rubbery. Test the sauce for taste and adjust as needed to achieve a salty-sweet balance. Add more sugar if it's too sour. If it's too salty or sweet, add more lime juice. Top the shrimp with coriander and add some lime slices on the side. Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of The Spruce Eats