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Quick and Tasty Garlic Butter Shrimp: A Home Cooking Delight

Thank you for visiting Carolina Fish Market's website! Let's embark on a culinary journey with a recipe that's not only easy but also incredibly delicious. Today's star is succulent shrimp, cooked to perfection in a heavenly blend of garlic and butter. Get ready to elevate your home cooking game with this quick and tasty garlic butter shrimp recipe!


  1. Large Shrimp: 1 pound, peeled and deveined

  2. Unsalted Butter: 4 tablespoons

  3. Garlic: 4 cloves, minced

  4. Lemon: 1, juiced

  5. Parsley: 2 tablespoons, finely chopped

  6. Red Pepper Flakes: 1/2 teaspoon (optional for a hint of heat)

  7. Salt and Pepper: To taste


  1. Prepare the Shrimp:

    • Ensure your shrimp are peeled and deveined, making for a hassle-free eating experience.

    • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels to remove excess moisture, allowing for a better sear.

  1. Sauté the Garlic:

    • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter.

    • Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. Be careful not to brown the garlic.

  1. Cook the Shrimp:

    • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet.

    • Add the shrimp in a single layer, ensuring they cook evenly. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until they turn pink and opaque.

  1. Season and Add Zest:

    • Season the shrimp with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using).

    • Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the shrimp to add a burst of freshness.

  1. Garnish and Serve:

    • Sprinkle chopped parsley over the shrimp for a pop of color and additional flavor.

    • Toss the shrimp gently in the garlic butter sauce to ensure they are evenly coated.

  1. Presentation:

    • Transfer the garlic butter shrimp to a serving platter, and don't forget to drizzle any remaining sauce over the top.

  1. Pair and Enjoy:

    • Serve your garlic butter shrimp over a bed of rice, pasta, or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious juices.

Conclusion: There you have it – a quick and tasty garlic butter shrimp recipe that's perfect for any occasion! With minimal effort and maximum flavor, this dish is a testament to the joys of home cooking. Here's to another year of delightful culinary adventures in your kitchen!

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