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

Recipe Summary

15 mins
10 mins
25 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Serve shrimp topped with the pan sauce and remaining parsley.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 19.1g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 12g; cholesterol 188.1mg; sodium 243.7mg. Full Nutrition