Garlic Shrimp – Simple But Delicious!

Shrimp are packed protein along with other essential nutrients like selenium, vitamin B12, and iron. These shellfish are as tasty and versatile as they are nutritious. Not only that, they are quick and delicious! Shrimp recipes are our go-to for easy meals, as they are quick for the weekday chaos.  This garlic shrimp recipe takes less than 15 minutes to prepare. You can serve it over rice or pasta with a side salad or try pairing it with roasted broccoli.

choosing your shrimp, bristol ctTips for Purchasing Shrimp

Shrimp is measured by the number of shrimp per pound. Jumbo shrimp are the largest. There are just 4 to 6 of these mammoth shrimps per pound. Large shrimp are the best for this recipe, with 10 to 15 of these good-sized shrimp per pound.

You can pick up shrimp with the shell on or shrimp that’s been peeled and deveined. We recommend peeled and deveined shrimp for this recipe. Large peeled and deveined shrimp will absorb the butter and garlic’s flavor.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

This flavorful entree is ideal for busy weeknights and lazy weekends! You can also use this recipe to prepare a shrimp bowl to power you through the day as you work from home.


  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Once the butter has melted, immediately add the oil, garlic, and seasonings (except for the lemon juice and chopped parsley). Stir to combine.
  3. Add the shrimp to the pan and saute for 3 – 5 minutes or until the shrimp form into a C-shape and they are no longer translucent.
  4. Remove from heat. Drizzle with lemon juice and parsley, then serve it over rice or pasta with a side salad or roasted broccoli.

garlic shrimp recipe, old saybrook ctShrimp Cooking Tip:

Shrimp can quickly dry out. Follow these simple shrimp cooking tips to make perfect shrimp at home.

  1. Make sure you keep an eye on the shrimp as it cooks.
  2. Keep a serving dish beside the cooking surface to move pieces of shrimp to once they have browned and turned opaque.
  3. If you are cooking more than one pound at a time, try sautéing the shrimp in batches.

We hope this garlic butter shrimp recipe and all of the shrimp cooking tips help you wow your friends and family! Browse our blog where you’ll find even more fast and tasty seafood recipes!

Stop by City Fish Market in Wethersfield, CT, to find the freshest shrimp of any size! We supply seafood to the finest eateries in Connecticut and the Western shores of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. You can always expect the highest standards of freshness and customer service from City Fish Market. Drop by today or call us at 860-522-3129 to find out what is in season!

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