Extra small shrimp sometimes called salad sized shrimp are best for this recipe the number about 250 or more shrimp per pound and theyre pretty affordable too if using a larger size coarsely chop the shrimp into smaller pieces make fresh breadcrumbs using any plain white loaf such as italian or french bread.

Finally add the shrimp and season with salt and pepper cook until just pink and firmed mdash remove from the burner and allow the residual heat of the pan to finish cooking the shrimp spread the cheese onto the toasts top with the shrimp and bacon a sprinkle of parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice serve warm.

Garlic shrimp is perfect as a recipe on its own but if you are looking to add something more sauteed green beans recipe or garlicky orange kale salad recipe are nice compliments to serve with the shrimp as well as orzo salad roasted asparagus or roasted broccoli with lemon lemon zest and olive oil goes very well with shrimp of course.

Turn off heat add shrimp and poach until shrimp are pink and cooked through about 3 minutes drain let cool then cut shrimp into bite size pieces in a large bowl combine shrimp with lime.