- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 5 small dried red chiles (See Note)
- 1 thin loaf of French or Italian bread, for serving
How to make this recipe
In a large, heavy nonreactive skillet, combine the olive oil and garlic slices and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the garlic is lightly golden, about 1 minute. Add the shrimp and dried red chiles and cook, stirring frequently, just until the shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Immediately remove the skillet from the heat and season the shrimp lightly with salt.
Serve the warm shrimp at once in their flavored oil with the bread for sopping it up.
Small dried red chiles are available at specialty food stores and most supermarkets.