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Garlic Butter Shrimp

Quick and easy weeknight GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP dish loaded with flavors from fresh herbs, paprika, garlic, lemon, and Creole Seasoning. Serve this over pasta, rice, or crusty bread. Juicy, buttery, garlicky, and lemony main dish all ready in just 15 minutes from start to finish!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic butter shrimp, seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3 - 4
Calories 309kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 pound (453.59g) large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) Creole seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon (8g) minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon (1g) paprika
  • 1 teaspoon (0.80g) fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon (0.80g) fresh oregano
  • Juice of ½ lemon or more to taste
  • ½ cup (120ml) chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons (8g) chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


  • Lightly season shrimp with salt and Creole seasoning.
  • Heat butter over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add the shrimp and sauté for about 3 -5 minutes each shrimp per side.
  • Throw in minced garlic, stir for about a minute or until fragrant.
  • Then add paprika, thyme, oregano, lemon juice, and chicken stock.
  • 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.


  1. If you don't have Creole seasoning, you can use Italian seasoning (you can check my homemade version HERE) or any of your preferred seasoning. Or simply go with salt.
  2. If using cooked shrimp for this recipe, try adding it at the last minute or two of cooking.
  3. I used frozen and deveined shrimps for this recipe. But if you can get those fresh-off-the-seas ones, then you're pretty lucky.
  4. Defrost first when using frozen shrimps.
  5. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 422mg | Sodium: 1236mg | Potassium: 191mg | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 3.9mg