The Most Flavorful Garlic Butter Shrimp

by Joanna

This Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a delicious, easy-to-make shrimp recipe that’s ready in just 10 minutes. Loaded with flavor, this lemon garlic butter shrimp it’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

flavorful garlic butter shrimp recipe

If you love shrimp, these garlicky shrimp are perfect for any occasion. Turn it into a complete meal by pairing this shrimp recipe with your favorite side dish.

Seared shrimp are topped with a delectable buttery garlic lemon sauce after being seared to perfection. In my opinion, when it comes to seafood, this recipe is the ultimate culinary treat. Shrimps are delicate and tender, melting in your mouth.

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Shrimp is one of my favorite foods; I could eat them for lunch or dinner every day and never get tired of them because they are so versatile and can be prepared in various ways, including grilled, sauteed, on a skewer, or air fried. 

You’ll be surprised that you can make this tasty shrimp recipe at home with just a few ingredients.

Why Are You Going To Love This Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

  • Decadent and packed with flavor.
  • Easy to make in just 10 minutes.
  •  Versatile stovetop seared shrimp recipe.
  • Loaded with protein, it’s perfect for busy weeknights.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Ingredients

Another great thing about this recipe is that you will need only six ingredients that are easy to find. Here is everything you will need:

ingredients for garlic butter shrimp
  • Shrimp – Before cooking, make sure the shrimp have been peeled, deveined, and the tails removed. You can also use either fresh or frozen shrimp. Just thaw completely and pat dry using paper towels.
  • Butter – You can use either salted or unsalted butter. You can also replace it with the same amount of olive oil.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic is the best, and you can use as much or as little as you choose.
  • Parsley – use freshly chopped parsley for the best flavor.
  • Lemons – use fresh lemon juice rather than bottled if possible.
  • Red Pepper Flakes – this ingredient will spice things up; you can skip it if you don’t like spicy food.
  • Salt & Pepper – to taste.
  • Olive oil – is used to pan-sear the shrimps.

How To Make Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

This recipe is super quick because shrimp need just 2 minutes per side to cook. 

  1. Place a pan over high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimps. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 on each side until golden brown. 
  3. Add the butter, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1-2 minutes and remove from the heat. Add the lemon juice and garnish it with fresh parsley. 
garlic butter shrimp recipe

Tips For The Best Shrimp Recipe

  • Don’t overcook the shrimps because they will become gummy.
  • Pat dry the shrimp using a paper towel to remove as much moisture. This way, the shrimp will have that delicious crust.
  • Ensure the oil is hot enough to sear the shrimp and quickly give them a crispy exterior.

How To Serve 

Shrimps are great on their own, but they can also be served with many side dishes such as:

  • Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  • Air Fryer Asparagus
  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Sauteed Vegetables
lemon garlic butter shrimp recipe

Storing Ideas

  • Fridge: Cooked shrimp can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: You can reheat shrimp in a pan with a little oil, but keep an eye on them so they don’t overcook.

Are Shrimps Keto?

Sure, actually, they are one of the most keto-friendly protein options. And that applies to all types of shrimp. Raw shrimp contains 20 grams of protein per 100 grams and a lot of omega-3 fatty acids.

Are Shrimp Healthy?

Sure, shrimp are healthy because they are low in calories but loaded with nutrients such as vitamin D and B.

How To Know If Shrimp is Cooked?

The skin of the shrimp should be pink when properly cooked, and the flesh should be slightly opaque and a little “white” in color. Cooking shrimp in a pan takes around 2 minutes per side.

What Is The Best Type Of Shrimp?

I used frozen shrimp for this recipe, but you can also use fresh shrimp; you just have to clean them properly.

Why Are My Shrimps So Rubbery?

Shrimp must be cooked at a very high temperature. Otherwise, they’ll have to stay on the fire for longer, becoming dry and rubbery.
Make sure you don’t overcook them as well. Shrimp may appear to be overcooked after only 3 minutes. However, if you cook them longer, you’ll end up with rubbery shrimp rather than soft ones.

How Do You Defrost Shrimp Correctly?

The best way to defrost shrimp is to refrigerate them overnight and cook them the next day. But if you forget to do that, there’s another option: place the shrimp in a bowl and cover them with cold water; they’ll defrost in about 15 minutes.

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flavorful garlic butter shrimp recipe

The Most Flavorful Garlic Butter Shrimp

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Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Yelds 4 servings

Description
 

This Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a delicious, easy-to-make shrimp recipe that’s ready in just 10 minutes. Loaded with flavor, this lemon garlic butter shrimp it’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pat dry the shrimp using paper towels. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Place a large pan over medium-high heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shrimps. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 on each side until golden brown.
  • Add the butter, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 1-2 minutes and remove from the heat.
  • Add the lemon juice and garnish it with fresh parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
218kcal
Total Carbs
3g
Net Carbs
Protein
16g
Fat
16g
Fiber
0.1g
Sugar
0.2g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter shrimp
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