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July 30, 2014

Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrimp

Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrimp ~ Delicious Appetizer, ready in under 15 minutes, or serve with rice for a light dinner #Appetizer #ShrimpRecipe #LightDinner

Best thing about appetizers {or snacks!} are the quickness most dishes are to prepare. There is a lot of Garlic in this Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrimp and all garlic lovers always go crazy when I serve these.

We normally have this kind of dish as a snack while Roy and I catch up on our recorded television series', but I also serve it as an appetizer quite frequently.

Back to the quick bit - snacks ? Don't know about you, but I get these sudden snack attacks ! You know, out of the blue you have a craving for something and if it is for Shrimp - this recipe is perfect. As far as appetizers go - well, it has to be delicious {of course!}, but I also do not want to spend more time preparing and cooking the appetizer than the main meal.

There is also no need for a dipping sauce with these Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrimp as it is already bursting with flavor and all you really need is a light lemon drizzle.

One more thing when I serve very garlicky dishes - I always leave sprigs of Parsley, to chew on afterwards, in a small bowl nearby as it takes care of a bad garlic breath ~ not 100%, but it sure helps !



800g Shrimp, peeled and cleaned
2 t Ginger, finely grated
6 t Garlic, crushed
1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce    {your favorite brand}
2 TB Lemon Juice
Lemon slices, to serve


1.) Place the Shrimp in a marinating container.
2.) Combine the remaining ingredients and pour over the Shrimp - stir to cover all the Shrimp - let stand for 10 minutes.
3.) Use a large skillet or wok and cook 2 - 3 minutes until pink and done.

Serve immediately with Lemon slices.

Garlic and Sweet Chili Shrimp ~ Delicious Appetizer, ready in under 15 minutes, or serve with rice for a light dinner #Appetizer #ShrimpRecipe #LightDinner
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By Stephanie Lynn             


  1. Oh yum I love Prawns, except I don't cook them Jules does, they look amazing.

  2. I think those would always be a hit. I've been surprised how popular shrimp is now - even with kids (I never would have eaten it as a child!) Perfect summer appetizer!!

  3. Hi, Linda! These look great. Love your recipe ideas! Our family really likes shrimp, so I'm always trying to find new ways to keep it interesting. This is going on our list! Pinned and tweeting!

  4. I love sweet chili sauce, can't wait to try it with shrimp!

  5. Would you believe I just had sweet chili sauce the other day for the very first time? I am in love. It is SO good! Pinning this!

  6. Looks great and I will probably try serving this dish as a cold appetizer. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. yum! Thanks for linking up to the Feature Friday Link Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    Creating Beautiful on Less

  8. Looks delicious Linda! I have just been noticing sweet chili sauce at restaurants. I'm going to look for it in the store!

  9. Yum! Looks great! Can't wait to try these, absolutely LOVE Sweet Chili Sauce!

  10. I love shrimp and I know with the sweet chili sauce that this will be amazing. Pinned.

  11. I know what we're having for dinner!!
    Just visiting from the Happiness is Homemade Linky

  12. It is pretty difficult to manage to cook with shrimp out here in Arizona, since I know that nothing is fresh. I grew up in Massachusetts, so I was really spoiled with having fresh seafood. Anytime I have seafood out here in the desert I am really taking a risk, but seeing posts like yours really make me miss incorporating shrimp into my menu each week!

    Thanks again for sharing at Bewitchin Projects! See ya next week! :D
    ~Cathy Mini~

  13. I found you on the Marvelous Monday linky party. Love this shrimp and garlic.

  14. Oh wow, these look amazing. I could eat them as an appetizer, main meal or finger food. Either way I'd be

    Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning :-)

  15. Yummy- I can't wait to try this! Found you on the Frugal crafty Blog Hop (I'm # 141 & 143). Off to go explore the rest of your recipes!

  16. This would definitely be a winner in my house. We love shrimp, garlic, and lemon. Adding this to my list of football watching snacks! Thanks, Linda.

  17. This is a great recipe and would go over real well in my house. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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