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Shrimp in a skillet that are seared in garlic butter and sprinkled with parsley.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This easy garlic butter shrimp is succulent shrimp tossed in an easy garlic and lemon sauce. The perfect quick dinner or appetizer!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 215kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb large shrimp I use 16-20 count size, peeled, deveined and tails removed if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic use more if you love garlic!
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  • Place the butter in a large pan and melt over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. 
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and parsley, then serve.



Calories: 215kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 315mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 90mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2.6mg