Garlicky Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlicky Butter Shrimp prepared in about 20 minutes!

It’s no secret that I love super tasty meals prepared at home.  When combined with a side dish or two and maybe some type of bread, this Garlicky Butter Shrimp adds a delicious elegance to our home-grilled steak dinner that rivals expensive restaurant meals.  Click {here} for a delicious steak marinade recipe.

For me, there aren’t many flavors that smell or taste so well together as butter and garlic.  In this recipe the butter and garlic blend perfectly with the lemon, making this shrimp a delicious accompaniment to steak or chicken or on it’s own served up with crusty bread and a delicious salad.  Because I can’t bring myself to buy uncooked shrimp, some of you out there might think I’m not a true-blue shrimp cooker and that we aren’t getting the fullness of flavor or the benefit of freshness {I use fully-cooked, frozen shrimp}, but let me tell you, we think this is pretty delicious anyway.  Feel free to use whichever you prefer.

Garlicky Butter Shrimp

Yield: 4 servings

Garlicky Butter Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fully-cooked, frozen shrimp
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parsley leaves, chopped {optional}

Directions

  1. Thaw and remove the tails from the shrimp.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the shrimp; stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add the chicken stock and lemon juice into the pan.
  7. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  8. Stir in the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter until melted and smooth.
  9. Add the shrimp back to the pan and gently toss to combine.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley leaves, if desired.
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