Garlic Butter Shrimp

5 from 2 votes

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This Garlic Butter Shrimp is so easy to make and tastes so so good! If you love shrimp and garlic, then this is the recipe for you!

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp is what we’re talking about today.

Fast recipes are the name of the game these days at my house. Just like the last ridiculously easy recipe I posted, this one is no different.

Should I say it again? I’ll say it again. 


Just like the kind you’d get at the restaurants, except with more butter–!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Because shrimp takes like, -4 seconds to cook, this recipe is done in about 10 minutes tops…and that’s if you’re dilly-dallying. Not too shabby, right?

Here’s how to make them:

Garlic Butter unmixed

The first thing to do is make the garlic butter….um, duh Lauren.

Mix together softened, salted butter, grated garlic, a little salt, pepper and some freeze dried chives {or fresh!}.
garlic butter mixed

Like so! Set this aside.

uncooked shrimp in a bowl

Now grab some shrimpies big or small and peel and devein them. If you don’t want to do that, just buy them already prepped and ready to go! They’re a little more expensive but worth it if that’s not your thing.

garlic butter shrimp

Soooooo, melt that delicious garlic butter into your pan and cook the shrimp 2 minutes a side until bright pink. Remove from the pan and enjoy hot. There is nothing worse than a cold piece of formerly warm garlic butter shrimp, so be sure to eat these asap! After one bite, you’ll understand why they go quick 🙂

Makes for a great appetizer or dinner! Printable recipe below. Have a great day, friends!

Shrimp cooked in a skillet on a table next to a bowl of broccoli cheese soup.
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5 from 2 votes

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This Garlic Butter Shrimp is so easy to make and tastes so so good! If you love shrimp and garlic, then this is the recipe for you! Makes a great dinner or appetizer.
servings 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter softened
  • 1 clove garlic grated or minced finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh chives
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined medium shrimp* I used 43-50


  • Stir butter, garlic, chives, salt and pepper together to incorporate. Melt in large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in shrimp and cook 1-2 minutes a side or until they turn bright pink. Remove from pan immediately to prevent overcooking and serve hot.


*any size of shrimp should work just fine!


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 91mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Butter Shrimp
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  1. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    5 stars
    I do love how quickly shrimp are cooked. That fact that they taste great makes them even better….and garlic butter….can’t live without it.