Garlic Butter Shrimps

Garlic Butter Shrimps

Preparing garlic butter shrimps is a breeze, making it an ideal choice for both novice and experienced cooks. 

The garlic lends a deep and robust flavor, while the butter adds a velvety richness to the dish.

A medley of herbs, including Italian herb seasoning, fresh basil, oregano, and parsley, infuse the shrimp with a burst of freshness and complexity.

Garlic butter shrimps can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. Serve them as an appetizer to impress your guests at a dinner party or as a delightful centerpiece for a seafood-themed meal.

Pair them with steamed rice or pasta to create a satisfying main course, or toss them into a fresh salad for a lighter option.

garlic butter shrimps

Garlic Butter Shrimps

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 2 people


  • 5-6 tbsp butter
  • 20-25 big shrimps or more if they're smaller
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 6-7 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 lemon's juice


  • Prepare the shrimps. Rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  • Cut or mince the fresh parsley and oregano. Mince the garlic as well.
  • Melt the butter: In a large skillet or frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Cook the shrimps: Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the shrimps to the skillet and season them with salt, pepper, Italian herb seasoning. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side until they start to turn pink and opaque.
  • Flip and cook: Flip the shrimps to the other side, add the garlic, oregano and parsley and continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice: Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over the shrimp in the skillet. Stir well to incorporate the lemon juice with the butter and herbs.
  • Serve: Remove the skillet from heat and transfer the garlic butter shrimp to a serving dish.
  • Enjoy: Serve the garlic butter shrimps with some bread, pita or other pastry.
Keyword garlic, seafood, shrimps

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