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Garlic Butter Shrimp In a Dish with parsley and lemon

Garlic Butter Shrimp With Chilli

Garlic butter shrimp is so quick and easy.  Shrimp sautéed in garlicky sauce with lemon and a hint of chilli and parsley . Toss these shrimp in pasta or eat as they are with homemade naan bread and a salad. Ready in less than 10 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Butter Shrimp
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 620kcal
Author Debs


  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp peeled and de veined
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • pinch chilli flakes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or equivalent splash of white wine
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley finely chopped


  • Place the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over a high heat. Heat the olive oil until it just starts to smoke. Add the shrimp and cook. Shake the pan to ensure that the shrimp are all in a single layer.
  • Cook until the shrimp are pink and just cooked. Remove to a bowl.
  • Add the garlic and butter to the pan and cook until the butter is foaming and the garlic is fragrant. Put the shrimp back in the pan and add the lemon juice and chilli flakes. Scatter with parsley and place in a bowl for serving


If using frozen shrimp ensure that they are defrosted and dried before adding them to hot oil. Cook the shrimp in the olive oil and add the butter later to ensure that the butter doesn't burn. Chop the garlic finely rather than grating or finely mincing so that it doesn’t burn.