SEASON THE SHRIMP: Lightly pat the shrimp dry with a paper towel and season with ½ teaspoon of kosher salt and ¼ teaspoon of fresh ground pepper. Toss gently to coat all of the shrimp evenly with the seasoning.
1 pound shrimp, salt and pepper
PREPARE THE PAN: Heat the oil or melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is thin and shimmering, add the garlic and the red pepper flakes to the pan and cook for about 30-60 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant.
1 tablespoon olive oil or butter, 1 pinch red pepper flakes, 2 cloves of garlic
COOK THE SHRIMP: Next, add the shrimp in an even layer and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes per side, then transfer the shrimp to a bowl off the heat. Serve hot with parsley and lemon wedges.
1 pound shrimp, lemon wedges and fresh parsley for topping