Garlic Butter Shrimp

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
This recipe for Garlic Butter Shrimp is so darn easy and delicious, it makes me want to eat this every day.

Melted butter, lots of garlic some reduced simmered chicken broth makes this the most delicious shrimp that any fan will flip over and so easy.

Serve this with a side of your favorite coconut style rice (which is our favorite recipe with this dish), and butter pasta, and it's a seafood lovers' dream dish.

I make this dish very often because it's cooked in less than 20 minutes and on the table quickly during a busy weeknight yet elegant enough to serve for guests.

We love all kinds of seafood you may also like our Christmas Eveas part of the 7 Fishes which are family traditional foods during the holiday!

Super simple ingredients you can find in any local market and of course, this dish is even great with other seafood you prefer even lobster!

We really love this dish over our  Almondine Rice Marsala the perfect nutty flavored rice for this garlicky buttery shrimp.

Scroll down to get this easily printable recipe with step-by-step instructions.








Basic Garlic Sauce Steps

  1. melt the butter
  2. saute the garlic till fragrant
  3. add the shrimp with salt and pepper
  4. simmer with  butter and broth until reduced
  5. serve with sides you prefer



Other Substitutions 

  • smoked salmon
  • Mahi-mahi
  • haddock
  • crab meat or lobster
  • cod
  • halibut
  • scallops




Tips

  • use any kind of stock chicken broth and for alcohol, style add 1/4 white wine
  • shrimp is cooked when it turns pink, ( most seafood cooks very quickly)
  • do not overcook seafood remove until the sauce is completed cooking after sauteed
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • cook any kind of pasta you like or rice for a side dish
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until the shrimp is pink, ad the garlic simmer on low for around 2  minutes until broth evaporates a little add the rest of the butter until it melts and serve
  • air fryer:  place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook everything together for 4 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink
  • baked:  make the sauce first then bake the seafood in a greased casserole set in a  preheated oven of 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is pink





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This light seafood dish is perfect for topping your garden salad or even for a shrimp-style taco in a wrap.


It's super easy and takes less than 20 minutes for the whole meal and don't forget to try our Two Ingredient Coconut Rice as a side dish some time!


Let us know how you like our version of this recipe I have been making it for over 35 years and my mom made delicious food simple and sometimes simple is the best way!


Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp
Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 25 Min
These garlicky, buttery shrimp are so easy and made in 20 minutes or less!

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1 lemon juiced and wedges or slices for garnishing
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large fry pan (wok or stir fry style) add 2 tablespoons of butter on low heat until it melts, then put it up to medium heat.
  2. Place the shrimp with salt and pepper into the pan.
  3. Cook the shrimp for at least 3 to 4 minutes or until it all turns pink in color.
  4. Take the shrimp out of the pan and place them in a bowl to keep warm.
  5. Add the garlic to the frying pan and saute for around 3 minutes, watching carefully not to brown it.
  6. Stir in the broth with lemon juice and heat to a boil until it reduces to half the liquid.
  7. Add the remaining butter and keep stirring until all melted and evenly mixed.
  8. Add the shrimp into the pan and stir until well-coated.
  9. Serve with a bed of white or fried rice, coconut rice, Asian noodles, or pasta.
  10. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.

Notes

Tips

  • use any kind of stock chicken broth and for alcohol, style add 1/4 white wine
  • shrimp is cooked when it turns pink, ( most seafood cooks very quickly)
  • do not overcook seafood remove until the sauce is completed cooking after sauteed
  • don't brown garlic, it should be light in color
  • cook any kind of pasta you like or rice for a side dish
  • outdoor grilling: oil spray a cast-iron skillet until the shrimp is pink, ad the garlic simmer on low for around 2 minutes until broth evaporates a little add the rest of the butter until it melts and serve
  • air fryer: place in an ovenproof casserole dish at 425 degrees oil spray a baking dish and cook everything together for 4 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink
  • baked: make the sauce first then bake the seafood in a greased casserole set in a preheated oven of 400 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is pink


Nutrition Facts

Calories

351.8

Fat (grams)

23.62

Sat. Fat (grams)

14.56

Carbs (grams)

1.43

Fiber (grams)

0.17

Net carbs

1.27

Sugar (grams)

0.09

Protein (grams)

34.73

Sodium (milligrams)

384.31

Cholesterol (grams)

334.06
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2022.

27 comments

  1. This shrimp recipe with coconut seems very tempting and with white wine is a great combination :)

    Gera

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  2. It sounds exotic and delicious!Have a lovely day,dear!

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  3. What appealing mix of flavors. It looks very good ^_^ Bye, have a great day

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  4. This sounds delicious, but I like any recipe with shrimp. I am going to have to give this a try.

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  5. Oh, this rice sounds outstanding, Claudia...and perfect paired with shrimp!

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  6. Coconut milk is something I don't work with often. I must change that based on this delicious looking dish!! I love the white wine in here (ok I just love wine!) but it pairs so delightfully with shrimp. What a great meal idea. Defiantly bookmarking this one!

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  7. This sounds absolutely delicious Claudia!

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  8. The coconut rice sounds amazing. I am just thinking of all the wonderful things you could do with that in a meal. However, your choice with the shrimp and broccoli is a great one to start with.
    Your plating is fabulous, looks like one I would find in a restaurant at a resort! Thanks for posting this one-yum!

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  9. This must be yummy and I like how you have created the dish as well. Quite choreographic!

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  10. Hubby would love that. He is a real rice man. :) Coconut milk was a great addition. Have a nice day, Claudia. Often check in to see what you've been up to. ;) Thanks for visiting my blog too. ((HUGS))

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  11. this sounds like a truly delicious dinner. i love the addition of coconut milk! thanks for sharing!

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  12. Nice meal. I don't use instant rice but I can work around it.
    Thanks.

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  13. Coconut and shrimp were made for each other! Love this.

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  14. Great minds think alike, we had a similar meal tonight, coconut rice is awesome, I love the addition of shrimp.

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  15. I'll be cooking a Lenten Friday meal tomorrow -- guess what I'll be making!

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  16. Do you make a large batch of sofrito and then freeze it to use for later? Great idea!

    This dish looks yummy. I love coconut rice and honestly just about anything coconut. Nice recipe!

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  17. Love this recipe, Claudia! So elegant, and beautiful, colorful combinations with the broccoli, shrimp, and rice...even better, with coconut. Lovely presentation, as well!

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  18. This is so pretty, and has wonderful flavors!

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  19. The shrimp look delicious & perfectly cooked! What a wonderful meal you've put together! Gorgeous plating!

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  20. It looks so colorful and healthy--delicious! Shrimp and broccoli is such a great combination.

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  21. I love coconut rice, and I love that you used sofrito in this! :) Very nice.

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  22. Aromatic and so flavourful with butter and garlic!

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  23. The shrimps were delicious! Thanks for another great recipe, it was perfect with steamed jasmine rice!

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  24. I love a good shrimp recipe, and this one looks delicious! Added to my must make list!

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  25. The flavors of the garlic butter and shrimp with the coconut rice come together to make one tasty dish. So good!

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  26. I think garlic and butter is the best on shrimp. Yours sounds amazing and I love pairing it with the coconut rice. Delish!

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  27. So glad you shared this again, Claudia! I gravitate towards easy dinner recipes and this will be on our menu soon!!

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