Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness – so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Garlic and butter. The two greatest pleasures in life. The two ingredients I could probably live off of for the rest of my life. And when you combine these two in a glorious shrimp skillet, well, it’s nothing short of perfection.

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Now for those of you on a diet or for those getting ready for bikini season – which is something I should really be doing – this is just one of those dishes to make on your “cheat day” because every last, succulent, juicy bite of this is completely worth it. And it comes together in less then 20 min.

Garlic Butter Shrimp - An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

So diet or not, this needs to be made. And devoured. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll make this 3 times in one week.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 4 servings

Garlic Butter Shrimp

An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  • Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley leaves, if desired.

Notes

http://damndelicious.net/2014/04/11/garlic-butter-shrimp/


Comments

  1. says

    Oh goodness, this recipe is just pure yum! I have such a weakness for shrimp. I just cooked 2 lbs last night into a ceviche and my husband and I pounded on it like a pack of wolves…or sharks…not sure what predators eat shrimp. Sea horses?

  2. Jazmin says

    This looks amazkng! I am soooo making it today! On the ingredient list you said 2 tbs fresh cilantro but in the instructions you said to garnish with fresh parsley. Could you specify which one we should use?

  3. Larry Joseph Morgan says

    Looks delicious! I am going to make this for dinner this evening. After following the recipe directions, there should still be some sauce left in the pan. I may try it over some sort of pasta, place the shrimp on top, and pour the balance of the sauce over the pasta. I’ll let you know how it turns out. Thanks for the recipe and the gorgeous photo! Larry

    • Chung-Ah says

      You can serve this over a bed of pasta for an entree or even stick some fancy toothpicks to serve as an appetizer.

  4. says

    Holy cow! I love shrimp but I’ve never been lucky when it comes to cooking them….that was until this recipe. So easy and delicious! Served over some pasta and my husband was in food heaven.

  5. Mary Ann says

    Was looking for a shrimp dish for dinner last night, and came across this recipe so decided to make it. Words from m husband “this one is a keeper” thanks for sharing

  6. Jamie says

    Very delicious! It would be good if you let the chicken broth with butter sauce chunkier. My husband loved it. Thanks for posting.

  7. Lissa says

    Thank you for this recipe. I made this for my In-laws and they had seconds and thirds!! It was quick, easy, and delicious. And best of all, it made me look like a rock star chef! Thank you!!

  8. Linda says

    This was fabulous. I’ve been doing the low carb thing so this is OK carb wise and what a treat. I have been making garlic shrimp for years and this is the best.

  9. Laura says

    I made this tonight only substituting Italian seasoning for the parsley cause I had none. It was absolutely amazing! Saving! My go to recipe! Thank you for this!

  10. Misty says

    I was skeptical while I was making this because it didn’t seen too fragrant, but it was sooo good!! I’ll never feel like I need to go out to a restaurant for shrimp again. Who knew it was so easy to make such yummy shrimp?? Thank you! :)

  11. says

    I want to make the recipe called garlic butter shrimpmmmbut would like to know if this can be made in advance and kept warm in oven for 2 hours on very low,, or kept warm in the crock pot,,,,, instead of serving immediately,,,,
    thank for ur answer

    • Chungah says

      Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot advise if this is appropriate or not. Please use your best judgement to convert this recipe to utilize a slow cooker.

  12. neena says

    So i will be making this for dinner tomorrow night in the instructions you said to add the shrimp in but in the end of the instructions you said stir in shrimp so I’m not sure if the shrimp should be put in at the beginning with the first 2 tablespoons of butter or at the end when all of the ingredients are mixed and warm together could you please clarify that for me? Id greately appreciate it

    • Chungah says

      Yes, that’s completely right. If you read the first step, it also states, “set aside”. That way, you can create the garlic butter mixture without overcooking the shrimp! Hope that helps.

  13. Susan Peek says

    this recipe was absolutely fabulous! I think this will be my permanent recipe! I will recommend this to everyone!

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