I love shrimp and all kinds of easy shrimp recipes.
The key is to cooking shrimp is to bring out its natural, sweet and briny flavors.
In this garlic shrimp recipe, you’ll learn how to cook shrimp with garlic and simple ingredients for quick and simple shrimp meal.
The shrimp dish is super garlicky, buttery, with a tint of citrusy lemon juice. It takes only 10 minutes from start to finish.
It goes well with pasta recipes. It’s also great as a main dish or as an appetizer.
Top the shrimp with dashes of cayenne pepper and chopped parsley. This garlic butter shrimp is simple to make at home!
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How to Make Garlic Shrimp?
Shrimp is naturally briny and delicious so the best way to cook shrimp is is a simple saute with garlic.
To make this garlic shrimp recipe with garlic sauce, you will need the following ingredients.
- Unsalted butter
- Minced garlic
- Shell and deveined shrimp, tail on preferred
- Lemon juice
- Cayenne pepper
First, heat up a skillet on high heat and add olive oil, butter, garlic and shrimp.
Saute the shrimp and season with salt, lemon juice and cayenne pepper for 2-3 minutes. This is one of the best recipes with shrimp!
How to Saute Shrimp?
For the best results on sauteed garlic shrimp, please following my cooking tips below:
- Use a cast-iron skillet because it is great in heat retention and even heating, making it the best skillet for shrimp recipes.
- Use a combination of olive oil and melted butter to saute shrimp on stove.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long to Cook Shrimp on Stove?
Shrimp cooks quickly on stove so do not overcook. As soon as the shrimp turns opaque on the surface, it’s cooked.
However, please make sure that you turn over to the other side to fully cook the inside.
It takes an average of 2 -3 minutes to cook shrimp on the stove top.
What Shrimp to Buy and Where to Buy?
I always buy frozen raw shrimp (tail-on or tail-off) at Target. They are available in the frozen section.
You can get 2 lbs of frozen shrimp in a packet for as low as $7.99 when it’s on sale.
I prefer tail-on, shelled and deveined shrimp. However, shelled and deveined shrimp without tails will work great.
Do not buy cooked shrimp because they are already cooked. Cooking the shrimp again on a stove will make them rubbery, tasteless and tough.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This shrimp recipe is only 179 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 oz shelled and deveined jumbo shrimp, tail-on
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 3 dashes cayenne pepper
- Chopped parsley
Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium heat and add the olive oil and butter. Saute the garlic until aromatic, add the shrimp, stir to combine well.
Add the salt, lemon juice and continue to cook the shrimp. Top the shrimp with the cayenne pepper and parsley.
Remove from heat and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving Calories 179Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 41mgSodium 208mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 2g