Wok-Fried Shrimp with Garlic

  • Serves

    serves 4

  • Cook

    15 minutes


Head-on shrimp, quickly stir-fried with garlic, are sweet, spicy and succulent. Serve over rice for an easy weeknight dinner.


  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 lb. head- and tail-on large shrimp
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


Step 1

In a large wok or cast-iron skillet, heat vegetable oil over high for 5 minutes. Add shrimp, season generously with kosher salt and pepper, and cook, tossing occasionally, until cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Add 6 finely chopped garlic cloves and cook, tossing with the shrimp, until lightly browned and the shrimp are done, 1 minute more. Transfer to a platter and serve with lemon wedges.

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