Garlic Butter Shrimp

This succulent Garlic Butter Shrimp is perfect as an appetizer or as a full meal! It's also extremely quick and easy to make and ready in less than 20 minutes. The shrimp are lovingly pan-fried in an amazing garlicky butter, with a hint of heat from red pepper flakes.

Provided by: Joanna Cismaru

Categories: Appetizer Dinner

Time: 18 min

Yield: 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients: 8



Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

0:11 hours

Total Time

1:04 hours

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
1 pound shrimp (large or jumbo, shelled)
¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
6 cloves garlic (minced)
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
Cook Garlic:
Cook the shrimp: Heat the olive oil and 2 tablespoons of the butter to a large skillet, over medium high heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the shrimp turns pink. Season with salt. Flip over and cook for another 2 minutes.
Cook Shrimp:
Add garlic: Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 30 seconds or until aromatic. Do not burn.
Finish the shrimp: Stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice and parsley. Turn off the heat. Serve immediately.