Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe
How to make Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe
This easy Garlic Butter Shrimp cooks in one pan, takes just 20 minutes, and tastes like a fancy restaurant! Serve with pasta, rice, or on its own.
Recipe Time : 20 Min
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 10 mins
Ingredients for Butter Shrimp Recipe
1 pound peeled and deveined uncooked large shrimp
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
1 small shallot minced
1/2 cup dry white wine or low-sodium chicken stock or broth
4 cloves garlic minced
1 small lemon
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or thyme optional but definitely worthwhile!
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and place in a large bowl.
Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Toss to coat.
Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat until it melts.
Add the shallot and let cook 1 to 2 minutes, until it just begins to soften.
Add the shrimp in a single layer and let cook undisturbed for 1 minute.
With tongs or a wide spatula, turn over the shrimp. Add the wine and garlic.
Cook until the shrimp are no longer translucent and
wine has reduced by half, about 2 to 3 minutes more.
Remove the skillet from the heat.
Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter.
Zest the lemon directly over the skillet, then cut the lemon in half.
Juice half of the lemon over the top and
slice the other half into wedges for serving.
Add the rosemary and parsley, then toss to combine.
Serve immediately with lemon wedges.