Garlic Butter Shrimp – quick and easy weeknight shrimp dish loaded flavors from with parsley, thyme, oregano, paprika and garlic. Nothing like fresh, juicy and tasty shrimps. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Is there a reason why you are not jumping with joy? Ok, let me elaborate, this is a super quick and easy Garlic Butter Shrimp with a kiss of my homemade Cajun Seasoning. It can make any day of the week – even on a busy, crazy and frenzy day.
If you’re anything like me, you’d probably want to make this easy dish 3 x a week especially when you don’t want to slave in the kitchen. Trust me, this dish is one of those few that you can make in a whim.
How do you make garlic butter shrimp on the stove?
This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe calls for only six (6) very simple instructions that even new home cooks can do. Yes! There’s nothing complicated in this dish.
First, you start off by seasoning your shrimps with my homemade Creole seasoning. If you don’t have one, you may replace it with Italian seasoning or your preferred go-to seasoning. Next is to melt the butter in a skillet, toss in the shrimps and saute for about 3-5 minutes to coat it with the butter flavor. Then you add the rest of the ingredients including the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Simmer it then for about 2-3 minutes and serve over rice or pasta.
And just like that; you now have a super wick and easy dish or appetizer. Didn’t I tell you how super easy it is?
As much as I love cooking, some days I seriously don’t feel like it, but it is expected of me – I’m the “chef”! The “chef” should never be tired and is supposed to cook tirelessly. The most annoying words, perhaps, are “ Mummy, I’m hungry”.
And I’d answer him with, “Didn’t you just eat an hour ago?”,
“But I’m still hungry for something else.”
End of conversation. And so mummy heads over to the kitchen to spend some extra time cooking.
I don’t know what I would do without shrimps. They make those “but I’m hungry” moments bearable. They are a life saver when it comes to putting food on the table. With left over rice, vegetables or pasta (also check out my shrimp scampi pasta) they make dinner a breeze. This is what I do sometimes. I buy French bread, salad and we are good to go on a weeknight.
Tips and Notes:
- I you don’t have creole seasoning, you can use Italian seasoning (you can check my homemade version HERE) or preferred seasoning. Or simply go with salt.
- If using cooked shrimp for this recipe, try adding it at the last minute or two of cooking.
- I used frozen and deveined shrimps for this recipe. But if you can get those fresh-from-off-the-seas ones, then you’re pretty lucky.
- Defrost first when using frozen shrimps.
This recipe was first published on September 2016 and has been updated with new photos.
Garlic Butter Shrimp - quick and easy weeknight shrimp dish loaded flavors from with parsley, thyme, oregano, paprika and garlic. Nothing like fresh, juicy and tasty shrimps. Ready in just 15 minutes!
- 1 pound large shrimp , peeled and deveined
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon fresh oregano
- Juice of 1/2 lemon or more to taste
- ½ cup chicken stock
- 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Lightly season shrimp with creole seasoning .
Heat butter over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add shrimp and sauté for about 3 -5 minutes shrimp set aside.
Followed by garlic, stir for about a minute or until fragrant.
Then add, paprika, thyme, oregano, lemon juice and chicken broth,
Bring it to a boil then simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
Add parsley and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve over pasta, rice or vegetables.
How to Make Garlic Butter Shrimp
Lightly season shrimp with creole seasoning.
Heat butter over medium heat in a medium skillet.
Add shrimp and sauté for about 3 -5 minutes shrimp set aside.
Followed by garlic, stir for about a minute or until fragrant. Then add, paprika, thyme, oregano, lemon juice and chicken broth. Bring it to a boil then simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Add parsley and adjust for salt and pepper. Serve over pasta, rice or vegetables.