Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley

This is one of my children’s favorite shrimp dishes.

My parents went to a little restaurant in Bologna, Italy a few years ago and my father loved this dish there. So of course my mother came back and recreated it in her kitchen.

It’s a really quick and super yummy dish that is a real crowd pleaser. You can serve it with pasta, rice or on a bed of steamed vegetables.

Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley

Serves 6


25 – 30 raw shrimp with tails on

10-12 cloves of garlic, chopped

2 stalks scallions, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

4 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoons olive oil

2 soup cubes (or ½ cup soup stock)

½ cup white wine

1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water

Red pepper flakes to taste (optional)

1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped or 1-2 tablespoon dried parsley


• In a wok, melt the butter and olive oil.

• Add garlic and stir for a minute.

• Add the scallions and celery and stir for another minute or two.

• Add white wine and soup cubes and cook for another minute.

• Add the shrimp and mix well.

• Add pepper flakes and parsley and cook until the shrimp begins to curl.

• Add the cornstarch with water to thicken the sauce and remove from heat.

• Serve immediately.

7 thoughts on “Sautéed Shrimp with Garlic and Parsley

    • Hi
      Glad it worked well. No I use wine for the kids – it doesn’t really matter because the alcohol burns off as you cook it and just leaves the flavor.

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