This garlic shrimp with chili sauce dish was my favorite way to cook shrimp for my kids when they were growing up. As a working mom with three kids, this dish was a staple because it was a quick and easy dish to make especially on a busy weeknight. My kids have always loved seafood, especially shrimp. One of their favorites was Camaron Rebosado, Filipino style shrimp that is coated in a batter and deep fried. Like Camaron Rebosado, this dish quickly also became one of their favorites. In this dish, the shrimp was first stir fried with the garlic. The shrimp is cooked until it turns pink. Then a mixture of chili sauce and ketchup is added and cooked further until the shrimp is fully coated with the delicious sauce. After garnishing it with chopped green onions, you have a bright, sweet and flavorful dish that my kids could not get enough of. Enjoy!
Garlic Shrimp with Chili Sauce
- 1 lb head-on large shrimp
- Sea salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- Chopped green onions
- Trim tendrils off shrimp with scissors and then rinse under cold running water. Drain, pat dry with paper towels and then season with salt. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and quickly stir-fry for 20 seconds.
- Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turns pink.
- In a small bowl, combine sweet chili sauce and ketchup. Add the sauce to the pan; cook for a minute, stirring until shrimp is completely covered with the sauce. Make sure not to overcook the shrimp. Sprinkle with green onions.
- Serve and enjoy!