Simple Garlic Shrimp


Give this garlic shrimp recipe a try if you like shrimp and love garlic. It's fast and delicious, and I hope you enjoy it!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • salt to taste

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon caper brine

  • 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 4 equal pieces, divided

  • cup chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided

  • 1 teaspoon water, or as needed


  1. Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until it just begins to smoke. Place shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the pan and cook for 1 minute without stirring.

  2. Season shrimp with salt; cook and stir until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 1 minute.

  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir for 1 minute.

  4. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1 piece of butter, and 1/2 of the parsley; cook until butter has melted, about 1 minute.

  5. Reduce heat to low and stir in remaining 3 pieces butter. Cook and stir until butter has melted, sauce is thick, and shrimp are pink and opaque, 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl; continue to cook butter sauce, adding water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if too thick, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste; serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce and remaining parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
12g Fat
3g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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