Saturday, December 15, 2018


I am spending a lot of time looking for non spicy recipes at the moment. I found three I liked the sound of which involved cooking shrimp in olive oil. I ended up amalgamating them all and taking some shortcuts and ended up with the following recipe which turned out very well.

Shrimp in Garlicky Oil - Jo's Version

16 large shrimp - peeled
6 Garlic cloves
6 Tbs olive oil

For the dipping sauce
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 tsp anchovy paste - or to taste
1-2 tbs Hellman's mayonnaise

1. Rinse shrimp in cold water and let them drain in a colander.

2. Meanwhile mix dipping sauce ingredients.

3. Press the garlic cloves with a knife blade to release the flavour when you fry it.

4. Fry the garlic for approx. 5 mins. on a low heat in the olive oil. Turn garlic and fry for 5 mins more. Turn up the heat and then put the garlic into the pan spreading out til all in contact with pan bottom. Fry them til colour changes then turn and fry until second side is pink. The shrimp are ready when you feel resistance on pressing them. Serve immediately.

I served with risotto, sorry, out of a packet. Very good though. You don't have to stand for hours stirring.

Have a great day


  1. That sounds sooooo GOOD! Sometimes I think it'd be worth the rash to eat some shrimp.

    1. Oops I hadn't meant to post this yet. Duuh. How bad a rash do you get JoJo?

    2. It's uncomfortable. When I was diagnosed with the allergy I was covered in red spots. The doc took one look at me and said, 'you had shrimp or shellfish over the weekend didn't you?' I'd had Chinese food...shrimp lo mein and shrimp fried rice. Now I will just get a few spots with raised welts that itch. Sometimes my asthma will trigger.

    3. In that case JoJo, I think I might risk it once in a while so long as I had some antihistamine handy.

  2. I'm not a huge shrimp eater, but the dipping sauce sounds delicious and this would be a fun appetizer to share!

    1. You're right it would be good to share Mork. I guess you could dip other things in the sauce. You're in tapas heaven after all.

  3. Wifey will love this. Shrimp. garlic. It's a great combination.

  4. This is my first 'visit' to Blogger for many weeks so I'm very sorry to hear about your ill-health Jo.

    I hope you make a speedy and full recovery and the tastebuds return to normal. My best friend is currently undergoing chemo and is so fed up that everything tastes like 'cardboard' but a 'plus' for her is that she's stopped drinking wine as it tastes nasty now and she's lost a lot of weight as a result.

    Wishing you both a good Christmas even if you have had to dilute things a little.

    Take care.

    1. Thanks Sue. Was a nasty experience I could have done without.

      The tastebuds are returning very slowly. Still daren't try anything too hot. but had something slight spicy the other day and it wasn't too bad. I lost 20 lbs in hospital. I sure haven't given up drinking anything at the moment. Not tried red wine yet though.

      Great Christmas to you two as well.