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 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

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

Directions:

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add shrimp, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley leaves, if desired.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Taste

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 278.3 Calories from Fat 209.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.3g 36%
Saturated Fat 14.6g 73%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 179.3mg 60%
Sodium 94.8mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2.6g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 15.5g 31%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.