Start off your next party with this easy yet impressive appetizer. A little heat (or a lot if you want more hot sauce) and garlic turns simple shrimp into a knockout finger food. If you happen to have some leftover (or made a little extra after reading this), spoon them over any grain or pasta for a tasty lunch or dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mild hot sauce
  • 1 pound shrimp, thawed, peeled, and deveined
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock or white wine
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 sprigs parsley, chopped (optional)
  • Crusty wheat bread


  1. Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add olive oil and garlic, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until garlic is golden. Stir in hot sauce, then add shrimp and let cook until edges turn pink and begin to curl, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip each shrimp over.
  3. Deglaze pan by adding chicken stock. Season with salt and allow shrimp to cook for another minute until no longer translucent. Remove skillet from heat and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
  4. Serve family-style with crusty bread for dipping.