How To Make Garlic Butter Shrimps with Bacon

Monday, 22 February 2021

I'd like to share with you our family’s favorite recipe for delicious yet simple garlic butter shrimps with bacon.

This Garlic Butters Shrimps with Bacon recipe is simple to make yet it makes celebrations extra special. It’s a recipe that we love to make at home. Garlic butter shrimps are already delicious but I like to put a little twist and richness to this classic recipe by adding crunchy bacon bits to it.

Garlic butter shrimps with bacon recipe

How To Make Garlic Butter Shrimps with Bacon


    What you will need for the Garlic Butter Shrimps with Bacon recipe


    I usually prepare two kilos of large shrimps, half a kilo of bacon, five cloves of garlic (more garlic means more flavor!), unsalted butter, a tablespoon of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

    For the shrimps, we like to buy them either at Cubao Farmers Market or at Novaliches Market. They’re much bigger than the ones sold in supermarkets. For the bacon, you can use any brand. You can even buy chopped bacon, this will also do. It can also be plain or honey-cured but we find plain bacon to be more economical to use.

    For kitchen equipment, you need a frying pan, spatula, knife, chopping board, and a plate. You also need a toothpick for deveining the shrimps and scissors for cutting the shrimp antennae.

    How to cook Garlic Butter Shrimps with Bacon


    Start by washing the shrimps well in clean water. I try to remove the slippery feeling as well as the fishy smell by washing it in water twice. Using scissors, snip off the antennae, and then devein the shrimps with the toothpick.

    Crunchy shrimp heads
    Crunchy shrimp heads

    You can remove the heads and make crunch shrimps heads separately (season cornstarch with salt, pat dry shrimp heads and dredge with the seasoned cornstarch, and then deep fry in hot oil. Serve with the garlic butter shrimps). That’s entirely up to you.

    I steam the shrimps until cooked halfway and reserve the juice. I find that if I do it this way, I wouldn’t have to cook it too long in the garlic butter sauce.

    Mince the five cloves of garlic. If you want to add more garlic, go ahead. You can never have too much garlic in your food, anyway.

    If you are using regular bacon, mince it before frying it. In a pan, put the minced bacon and a small amount of water. The simmering water will render the bacon fat. When all the liquid has evaporated, you will be left with bacon fat at the bottom of the pan. Use this small bit of fat to toast the bacon. Set the bacon aside once it's toasted.

    In the same bacon fat, cook the garlic until soft. Add the shrimps and shrimp juice, then add butter and simmer. Add half of the toasted bacon and mix. Season with salt and pepper. 

    Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with the remaining bacon bits and serve. If you decided to make crunchy shrimp heads, arrange these on the side for presentation. Enjoy!

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    How to make Garlic Butter Shrimps with Bacon.

    Ingredients:
    • 2 kilos of large shrimps
    • half a kilo of bacon, minced
    • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
    • half a block of unsalted butter
    • 1 tablespoon of olive oil or cooking oil
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions:

    1. Simmer the bacon in a small amount of water until the fat is rendered. Let the liquid evaporate and allow the bacon to toast in its own oil. Set aside once toasted
    2. In the same pan, cook the garlic in the bacon oil until soft.
    3. Add the shrimps and let it cook for a few minutes.
    4. Add the butter to the shrimps and simmer until the liquid is reduced. Add half of the bacon bits and mix.
    5. Season with salt and crushed black pepper, top with the remaining bacon bits, and serve. Enjoy!
    6. If you want to cook the heads into crunchy shrimp heads, just dredge with seasoned cornstarch and deep fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve with the garlic butter shrimps with bacon.
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    Epilogue


    This garlic butter shrimps with bacon recipe is simple to make yet it adds a touch of festive air to our family’s dining table. The extra flavorful and savory sauce is great with steaming white rice.

    Try this recipe and see your loved ones’ eyes light up once they see this special dish on your own dining table.

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