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Shrimp sauteed in a pan with garlic and butter.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp

This garlic butter shrimp is incredibly easy to make and loaded with garlicky goodness. Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Shrimp, Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp, Shrimp Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 3 tablespoons butter (or ghee) plus more, as desired
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • chopped parsley to garnish


  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat and then stir in the garlic. Cook this for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the shrimp to the skillet and season it with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until the shrimp begins to turn pink.
  • Take the shrimp off the heat and stir in the lemon juice. If you'd like it extra buttery, you can add more butter now as well.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and serve.



  • When it comes to shrimp, do your best to not overcook them. That's when they become rubbery. 


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 1319mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 3mg