Pan Fried Shrimp

Taking care not to overcook, this recipe uses a light dusting of seasoned flour to create tender, juicy shrimp every time!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 124 kcal


  • Paper towels
  • Shallow dish or plate
  • Sauté pan
  • Tongs


  • 1 pound Fresh Frozen Shrimp defrosted
  • ¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Merola’s Magical Seafood Seasoning
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt


  • Dry Shrimp thoroughly with shell on (using paper towels).
  • Remove shell carefully, making sure not leave meat in the shell. (Shells can be boiled for stock if desired).
  • In a shallow dish combine Flour and Merola’s Magical Seafood Seasoning.
  • In a sauté pan heat Olive Oil over medium heat. Smash Garlic Cloves with Kosher Salt. Sauté Garlic on medium heat and remove as it becomes crispy (Garlic Crispies). Be careful not to burn. Set aside.
  • Lightly dredge each Shrimp in the seasoned flour mixture. Shake off excess mixture and, holding each shrimp by its tail, quickly drop in olive oil to sauté. Be careful not to crowd shrimp. Once shrimp start to curl and turn pink, flip over, and cook on the other side. This is a fast process taking only 30-40 seconds to cook.
  • Remove the Shrimp from sauté pan. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp. They will continue to cook a bit once removed from heat.
  • Garnish with Basil and Garlic Crispies.


Serve over pasta with Mary's Marinara sauce.


Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 12gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg
Keyword shrimp, seafood,
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