Black Garlic Shrimp + Noodles

Although a trip to Crustacean’s in Malibu is a dream come true on the daily, sometimes you just have to bring it on home to you; and by bring it, I mean make it. Yup! It’s that easy and did I mention: Cheap? Time efficient? Delicious? Well, the list goes on. So let’s jump right in!


Ingredients: (serves 3-4)

  • Black Garlic (from Melissa’s Produce, see previous post how I used black garlic with another dish. As well as your local Trader Joe’s).
  • Minced garlic
  • Large/ Jumbo Shrimp (about 15)
  • Spaghetti noodles (wheat noodles seen here)
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2oz Chives (green onion)
  • 2oz Fine chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • Spices: fresh ground seasoned pepper, sea salt, red pepper flakes, ground ginger (start off with a table spoon each then continue to taste to add more of whatever to your liking).


  1. In a large pot heat water to a boil. Once the water is boiling add in your noodles.
  2. While your water is heating up, grab a sauté pan and coat it with olive oil. Then peel, devein and rinse your shrimp.
  3. In the sauté pan with EVOO, heat it to medium heat. Place your garlic, both minced and black and rinsed shrimp and half of your spices each inside.
  4. Flip shrimp occasionally to make sure they are cooking evenly. This should take about the same time as it would to boil the noodles to al dente perfection and thats no more than 10min.
  5. Once the noodles are done cooking, remove them from the water and strain under cold water thoroghly, set aside for a short while.
  6. In that same (empty) pot used for noodles, heat your stick of butter, more delicious black garlic (chopped down) as you want, 1 table spoon olive oil and all spices plus chopped chives stirring until melted down. Try to avoid this melt down at high heat so that you butter stays light and doesn’t caramelize.
  7. Add your noodles back in and mix well to coat them evenly.
  8. Plate your food immediately its time to bring the 5-star dish to the dinner table!
  9. Top your noodles with your sautéed shrimp and garnish with parsley and chives, add some more chili flakes if you’re feeling spicy.
  10. Thank me later 😉

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