Super easy to make party appetizer or side which gets done in under 10 minutes, Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a must-try dish. Made with few basic ingredients, these shrimps in butter and garlic sauce are a crowd-pleaser.
About This Recipe
Lemon Butter Garlic Shrimps are an easy to put appetizer that can be done in 15 minutes and is super tasty, spicy, juicy, and a crowd-pleaser.
The garlicky lemony butter sauce is the show stopper and brings out the flavor of shrimps. If like me you also love garlic, this is the dish for you.
You can serve it an appetizer or stir some pasta in the butter garlic sauce for a perfect quick dinner.
It is my go-to recipe when I need to stir up something in a hurry or if I am hosting a party. Quick yet delectable!
These butter garlic shrimps are spicy, just the right amount. Red chilli flakes add the adequate amount of heat to make this dish much more delicious
I promise it will be devoured in no time and will surely satisfy your taste buds to the T.
These Butter Garlic Shrimps are,
- easy to make
- an affair of 15 minutes
- perfect to serve as an appetizer
- made with limited ingredients
- a great side dish for your brunch parties
Shrimps – You can use any shrimps to make this delicious dish. A good source of protein, you can include this in your everyday meals.
Butter – This dish is loaded with butter and the taste it brings to the dish is delicious. Therefore, don’t compromise on this ingredient here.
Lemon – Lemon juice adds that perfect amount of tanginess in this dish along when added to the buttery sauce. You can even use lime juice.
Garlic – I love the flavor of garlic in this one, and that’s why I add a lot of it. It really brings out the flavors in this simple dish. Do not compromise on this one either.
Red Chilli Flakes – To add that much need spiciness in the tangy lemon butter sauce, I have added some red chilli flakes. You can increase or decrease the quantity of red chilli flakes according to your taste.
Other Ingredients – Other than these, you will need olive oil, cornflour, parsley, brine, salt, and pepper.
Step By Step Recipe
Heat a pan and add olive oil in it.
When the oil just starts to smoke, add the shrimps and let them sizzle for a minute.
Add garlic and cook for another minute.
Add fresh parsley, brine from capers, salt, pepper and red chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
Now add the butter, cornstarch slurry, and lemon juice and cook until butter melts and prawns are cooked well.
Mix lemon juice and garnish with more fresh parsley. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is important that you cook shrimps perfectly, as it is easy to overcook shrimps, if you are not careful.
Shrimps will have a pink exterior when perfectly cooked. Shrimps should be slightly opaque and white in colour.
It should take 5-7 mins t cook the shrimp, depending on the size of shrimps you have bought. Once done, they should be pink in colour.
To make garlic butter shrimps in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix finely chopped garlic, fresh Parsley, brine from capers, salt & pepper, red chilli flakes, butter, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a bowl.
Brush a baking sheet with olive oil and line shrimps on it. Drizzle the butter mixture over the shrimp and gently toss.
Place the shrimps in the oven and bake for 8 minutes until pink and cooked. Garnish with parsley and serve hot.
Shrimp contains a good amount of Cholesterol, but it is also low in calories and a great source of Vitamin D, B, and Omega 3 fatty Acids. Eating Shrimps in a Butter Sauce is not actually healthy, but you should eat everything in moderation. Right?
I will recommend you to use medium-sized shrimps, but you can also choose other sized shrimps of your choice. Also if you can buy them peeled and deveined, so that you can quickly whip up this recipe.
Yes, you can use frozen shrimps. Thaw them to room temperature and then use them in this recipe.
These garlic butter shrimps can be served as an appetizer or a side dish. Serve with a dip or mayonnaise or mustard. I love to make a nice Yum Yum Sauce serve with this dish.
To make a complete dinner, you can stir in some pasta in the butter garlic sauce and add garlic butter shrimps and serve.
These shrimps make a great combination with rice as well. You can stir up a quick dinner with shrimps on steamed or butter garlic fried rice bed.
Serve it with mashed potatoes or toss it on a salad or with some grilled veggies
You can refrigerate the leftover for up to 4 days. Reheat in the oven for a minute.
Use fresh herbs if possible to get the best flavors.
It makes a lot of difference. If you can find fresh, green garlic, finely chop it and use it. Also if you are making garlic butter prawns in an oven, you line a few slices of lemon on the baking sheet. It gives a beautiful aroma to the dish.
You can freeze these shrimp for upto 2 months. Thaw on the counter and then heat until warmed well.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 20-25 Medium Shrimp (Cleaned and Deveined)
- 3 tbsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Fresh Parsley (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tbsp Brine from capers
- Salt & Pepper
- 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 2 tbsp Butter
- 1/2 tsp Cornstarch (Dissolved in 1 tsp water)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- Heat a pan and add olive oil in it.
- When the oil just starts to smoke, add the shrimps and let them sizzle for a minute.
- Add garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add fresh parsley, brine from capers, salt, pepper and red chilli flakes and cook for 2 minutes.
- Now add the butter, cornstarch slurry and lemon juice and cook until butter melts and prawns are cooked well.
- Mix lemon juice and garnish with more fresh parsley.
- Serve hot.