Sautéed Garlic Shrimp Recipe

  • Author: Beatriz Garcia
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: Seafood


Units Scale
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Squeeze of lemon juice


Prepare the Shrimp

Peel and devein the shrimp if necessary.

Melt the Butter

Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the butter and melt. Then add your garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Sauté the Shrimp

Add your shrimp in a single layer along the bottom of the skillet. Let the shrimp cook for 1-2 minutes until it easily moves when you lift it with tongs.

Flip the Shrimp

Once flipped, cook the second side for an additional 1-2 minutes. Keep an eye on the thickest part of the shrimp, and when that turns pink, it’s done.

Finish with Lemon and Parsley

Add a big squeeze of fresh lemon juice, a generous sprinkle of parsley, and you’re ready to serve!