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Garlic-Jalapeno Shrimp

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 55 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 20 large shrimp (about 1 pound), peeled and deveined (tails left intact; optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno chile (stem, ribs, and seeds removed), finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Cook's Note

Serving idea: Squeeze lime wedges over shrimp, and serve with cold beer.


  1. Step 1

    Toss together shrimp, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon oil; season with salt and pepper. Marinate in refrigerator for 45 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove shrimp from marinade, and add to skillet; cook through, about 2 minutes per side.

Martha Stewart Living, May 2010



Reviews (2)

  • 10 Oct, 2013

    This was totally delicious and surprisingly not too hot-spicy without burning--and the extra lime juice squeezed over the cooked shrimp adds a great flavor

  • 19 Jul, 2010

    Love, love, love this recipe!! I cooked the shrimp over very high heat at the end giving the jalapeno and garlic a real nice crisp. Even my nine year old, who is a VERY picky eater, couldn't get enough of the shrimp! No one could believe that there wasn't any butter in this recipe... so DELISH!!!