Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic and butter are the two greatest pleasures in life. And when you combine these two in a glorious shrimp skillet, it’s nothing short of perfection.

For those of you who are on a diet, this is just one of those dishes to make on your “cheat day” because every last, succulent, juicy bite of this is completely worth it. And it comes together in less then 20 min.

The Recipes:

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Yield4 servings
An amazing flavor combination of garlicky, buttery goodness - so elegant and easy to make in 20 min or less!
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon, or more, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  • Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in remaining 6 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in shrimp and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley leaves, if desired.

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