Garlic Butter Shrimp will be your new go to dinner for busy nights. This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes to make and tastes like it came from a restaurant!
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True story, before I met my husband the only way I’d ever eaten shrimp was fried. I know it’s it’s a sad, sad story. Over the years I’ve tried and shared lots of shrimp recipes with y’all. Recipes like this one for Garlic Parmesan Shrimp or Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta and one of our new favorites the easy Cajun Shrimp recipe.
Garlic Butter Shrimp is the very first shrimp recipe I tried to make at home. It has since become one of my go to dinners for nights when time is limited or let’s be honest I just don’t feel like cooking dinner.
I keep a couple bags of shrimp in the freezer just for this recipe. To thaw them out I just dump the shrimp a in colander and run lukewarm water over it for a few minutes. While the shrimp is thawing I mince the garlic to save time during the cooking process. I use a microplane but if you have a garlic press or garlic rocker those will definitely work too. You can also cut the garlic into tiny pieces with a sharp knife.
This recipe only needs five ingredients. Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- chicken broth
- salt and pepper
Steps to make Garlic Butter Shrimp:
- In a large skillet over medium heat melt two tablespoons of butter.
- Add garlic to skillet and cook for about a minute or until fragrant.
- Next add the shrimp to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until they are pink and no longer translucent.
- Lower heat to low Melt the remaining butter before adding chicken broth bring to a boil cover and reduce heat. Simmer for five minutes.
Once the shrimp are finished cooking I like to squeeze a little lemon on the shrimp. Then add a little more freshly ground pepper and garnish with fresh parsley.
One of the best things about his dish is that you can serve it over pasta or rice or just on it’s own. But no matter how to chose this recipe for Garlic Butter Shrimp is going to become one of your favorites.
Happy Cooking Y’all!
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Garlic Butter Shrimp
- 2 lbs shrimp peeled
- 8 tablespoons butter divided
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley for garnish
In a large skillet over medium heat melt two tablespoons of butter.
Add garlic to skillet and cook for about a minute or until fragrant
Next add the shrimp to skillet and season with salt and pepper. Cook until they are pink and no longer translucent.
Lower heat to low Melt the remaining butter before adding chicken broth bring to a boil cover and reduce heat. Simmer for five minutes.