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Garlic Butter Shrimp in 10 Minutes

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Mar 31, 2021
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Garlic Butter Shrimp in 10 Minutes
10-Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp - #shrimp #recipe #eatwell101 -  This quick and easy garlic butter shrimp recipe is an amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness.

Garlic Butter Shrimp – This quick and easy garlic butter shrimp recipe is an amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness. Shrimp is tossed in a delicious garlic and lemon sauce. On your table in under 10 minutes or less, this shrimp recipe is the perfect quick dinner or appetizer. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the garlic butter shrimp

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1. To make your garlic butter shrimp: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. In a bowl, season shrimp with salt, pepper, and onion powder, to taste. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink, about 2-3 minutes; then set aside on a shallow plate.

2. Add garlic to the same skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, hot sauce, and lemon juice to deglaze. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.

3. Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine with the garlic butter sauce. Reheat for 1 minute, then serve the garlic butter shrimp immediately, garnished with chili pepper flakes and fresh chopped parsley, if desired. Enjoy! 🍤

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Tips for the garlic butter shrimp recipe

This garlic butter shrimp recipe is so easy and will always be a good time-saver when you prep dinner after a long, busy day. These shrimps are not only lip-smacking delicious on their own, but the recipe is super versatile and can accommodate almost anything on the side. Here are a few tips for cooking shrimp:

  • Use extra-large or jumbo shrimp (or prawns) in this recipe! They’re fat and juicy!
  • This garlic butter shrimp recipe cooks very quick, over-cooked shrimp is rubbery, tough, and not pleasant to eat at all.
  • Buy shrimp (or prawns) already deveined, shelled, and cleaned, and you have yourself such an easy recipe to prepare. You can use shrimp with tails on or off.
  • Frozen shrimp is okay for this recipe but try as much as possible to buy wild-caught shrimp. Fresh wild-caught shrimp tends to have better flavor. If using frozen shrimp, thaw, shell, and cook as directed. 
  • Make sure to use unsalted butter. Salted butter will make the shrimp sauce way too salty.

How To Make Garlic Butter Shrimp

Butter — use unsalted butter and adjust the amount of salt when taste testing.
Garlic — fresh garlic is best but you can use store-bought minced garlic.
Parsley — swap out parsley for cilantro to add another flavor profile to this incredible Garlic Butter Shrimp!
Lemon juice — the acidity adds another depth of flavor to the sauce.
Hot sauce — Use the hot sauce of your choice; we used Sriracha Sauce

What to serve with the garlic butter shrimp?

Serve the shrimp over pasta, rice, or if you’re on a low-carb/keto diet, zucchini noodles, or cauliflower rice. This shrimp recipe is versatile, so you can try it on almost anything.

How and how long to store the garlic butter shrimp leftovers?

These garlic butter shrimps keep for up to 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stove, adding a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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    2021-03-30 09:54:48

    In the Ingredients section of your recipe, you have onion powder listed. But it doesn't appear on the Directions section.

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