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Garlic Butter Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 servings
Author: Shinee
Plump, succulent shrimp sautéed in an aromatic garlic butter – perfect dinner in minutes. It’s also perfect for snacking!
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  • 1 lb large raw shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 4 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Chopped parsley for garnish optional
  • Angel hair pasta cooked according to box directions, for serving


  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes, or until nice and fragrant. (TIP: Don't let the garlic burn. If garlic slices start to brown too quickly, reduce the heat!)
  • Add shrimp in one layer and cook for about 1 minute, or until they just turn opaque and pink. Then flip them and cook for another minute.
  • Sprinkle salt and cook for another minute or so, until all shrimp are opaque and pink, stirring frequently. Don’t overcook them, or they’ll become tough and chewy.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with pasta, or as an appetizer.