Garlic Butter Shrimp

This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe is extremely simple but don’t let that deter you! It’s delicious!

I didn’t learn this from any cookbook. Instead, this garlic butter shrimp recipe is just how my family like to cook shrimp quickly. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen my dad whip this up for all us kids.

It will only take you 10 minutes to prepare this recipe so its an easy way to impress!

I can describe this recipe quite extremely easily: poach shrimp in butter and garlic with salt, pepper, parsley to taste and garnish with lemon! It’s really that simple. The directions below don’t add any more information than that!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, defrosted and preferably peeled
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parsley, dried, to taste
  • 1 slice of lemon, to taste

Directions

1. Peel and slice the bulb of garlic. You can prep the garlic to any size you like: minced, diced, sliced, etc.

2. In a large saucepan, begin melting the butter over low to medium heat.

3. When about half the stick of butter is melted, add the sliced garlic and let the garlic fry.

4. Add in the shrimp. Then add salt, pepper, and parsley to taste. Cook the shrimp until it is cooked throughout, about 5 minutes. You can tell the shrimp is cooke when the center is fully white with no translucency. Personally, I hate overcooked shrimp to the point where I prefer undercooked shrimp.

5. When finished cooking, remove the shrimp from heat. Serve and garnish with a bit of freshly squeeze lemon juice.

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Recipe

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound raw shrimp defrosted and preferably peeled
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • parsley dried, to taste
  • 1 slice lemon to taste

Instructions
 

  • Peel and slice the bulb of garlic. You can prep the garlic to any size you like: minced, diced, sliced, etc.
  • In a large saucepan, begin melting the butter over low to medium heat.
  • When about half the stick of butter is melted, add the sliced garlic and let the garlic fry.
  • Add in the shrimp. Then add salt, pepper, and parsley to taste. Cook the shrimp until it is cooked throughout, about 5 minutes. You can tell the shrimp is cooke when the center is fully white with no translucency. Personally, I hate overcooked shrimp to the point where I prefer undercooked shrimp.
  • When finished cooking, remove the shrimp from heat. Serve and garnish with a bit of freshly squeeze lemon juice.