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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Succulent jumbo shrimp sautéed in a garlic butter sauce with fresh parsley.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Shrimp
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 2 lbs raw jumbo shrimp thawed, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup parsley Italian parsley recommended
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lemon sliced into wedges


  • Add garlic cloves, parsley and butter to a food processor or blender. Process in intervals to a coarse paste, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides with a spatula.
  • Using a spatula, spread half of the garlic butter onto a large skillet. Arrange the shrimp neatly in one layer on top. Then spread the rest of the garlic butter evenly on top
  • Spread the remaining butter paste evenly on top of the shrimp, squeezing between your thumb and forefinger to make manageable pieces.
  • Place the skillet on medium heat. Cook for 6-8 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through (see note).
  • Remove from heat and use tongs to lift out of the pan onto a serving plate. Garnish with fresh lemon and serve warm.



  • Cooking time will depend on the size of the shrimp: medium shrimp could take as little as 3-4 minutes while extra jumbo may take 8-10 minutes.
  • You can thaw frozen shrimp quickly by placing them into a large bowl of cold water. After 5 minutes, drain the water and the shrimp will be ready for use.
  • For a lighter variation, substitute olive oil for butter.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 885mg | Potassium: 130mg | Vitamin A: 670IU | Vitamin C: 16.9mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 2.7mg