Garlic Butter Shrimp

Beth Pierce


With seven ingredients this scrumptious Garlic Butter shrimp comes together in about ten minutes. You can serve as a quick little appetizer or over angel hair pasta.


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10 Min
3 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 lb
    shrimp medium large to large peeled, deveined and tails removed if desired
  • 2
    pinches ground cayenne pepper (see notes)
  • 2
    pinches crushed red pepper (see notes)
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1
    lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • ·
    (optional) lemon wedges for garnish

How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium/medium high heat.
  2. Add the shrimp, sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes; turning halfway through the cooking process. Cook until they are slightly pink with red tails and opaque flesh.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds; stirring continuously. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and fresh chopped parsley and serve immediately.
  4. NOTES
    The cayenne pepper and the crushed red pepper add just a touch of heat. If you prefer no heat omit and substitute 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning.

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