Go Back
+ servings
Side angle photo of garlic butter shrimp in a pan.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Everyone loves this Garlic Butter Shrimp. It's quick, easy and makes a great light weeknight meal or the perfect appetizer for a party.
5 from 20 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 245 kcal



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in garlic and crushed red pepper. Cook just until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in the shrimp. Cook until shrimp are cooked through about 5 minutes. They will be opaque when cooked.
  • Drizzle with lemon juice. Sprinkle with parsley, salt and pepper. Serve.


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 3.6gProtein: 26.4gFat: 13.5gSaturated Fat: 7.9gCholesterol: 269mgSodium: 362mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1g
Tried this recipe?Mention @lifesambrosia or tag #lifesambrosia!