Simple Garlic Shrimp


Give garlic shrimp 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. Stir in garlic and red pepper flakes; cook and stir 1 minute.

  4. Stir in lemon juice, caper brine, 1 piece 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.

  7. 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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