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Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe – This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! It’s an easy shrimp recipe so perfect served with pasta, cheesy grits or on it’s own. This garlic butter shrimp is a delicious favorite!

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

I love quick and easy recipes like this garlic shrimp. Simple, scrumptious and sublime.

It is one that I turn to time and again when I need a simple weeknight recipe for supper in a hurry and I love how versatile it is!

How to Serve Easy Garlic Shrimp

It is scrumptious served with a side salad, over roasted asparagus, with zucchini ribbons, cooked pasta, or even on top of a bowl warm, cheesy grits!

But you guys, it is pretty amazing just right on its own! As a matter of fact, it is one of those dishes that I have to be sure not to let myself have more than one as I taste test before serving. It is pretty easy to just keep right on with one more, and another, and then another. That’s when you know the recipe is good! And thankfully, it couldn’t get much easier to make!

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

This garlic shrimp recipe is also great to serve for lunch with a side salad or even as an appetizer with hunks of crusty bread to dip up all of that delicious garlic butter pools underneath the shrimp.

It definitely makes for a comforting dish when you serve it that way. I like to just serve right from the skillet with a basket of the bread right beside the skillet so that everyone can just dig right in.

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

Best Shrimp to Use:

For the shrimp, if you use frozen, just make sure they are fully thawed and then rinsed well and drained.

  • Fresh Gulf Shrimp – I love to use fresh Gulf shrimp as much as possible.
  • Frozen Shrimp – If you use frozen shrimp, make sure that it is fully thawed and then rinsed well and drained before cooking.

How Much Garlic to Use for Garlic Shrimp:

For the garlic, I’ve tried various amounts of garlic to shrimp ratios and found that we all prefer 6 medium-sized cloves of garlic minced. You can certainly adjust the amount of garlic up or down based on your personal preferences.

What Seasonings to Use in Garlic Shrimp:

The pinch of red pepper flakes is completely optional, but I think it adds a depth of flavor to the garlic shrimp. If you do not like or can not have spices, simply omit it. It will still taste delicious!

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

Also, the chopped parsley adds a fresh flavor to this garlic shrimp that we just love. It also adds color and makes the shrimp prettier! 🙂 I just love that it also adds a slight green hue to the butter.

Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

Buttery, with a hint of heat from the red pepper flakes, I especially love that this garlic shrimp is one of those dishes that I can make week in and week out without a single complaint from my family.

Don’t you love recipes like that?

Other Easy Shrimp Recipes We Love:

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Easy Garlic Shrimp recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

5 from 4 votes

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Dinner 15 mins

Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Seafood
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe – This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Perfect served with pasta, cheesy grits or alone, this garlic shrimp is a favorite!

Ingredients  

  • 3 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes optional
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions 

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring often until it just begins to turn pink.
  • Stir in the minced garlic, lemon juice, remaining butter, red pepper flakes, and the parsley and continue to cook until the shrimp is fully pink and opaque about 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 72mg | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1.7mg

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Easy Garlic Shrimp Recipe - This garlic shrimp recipe is ready and on the table in 15 minutes! Made with shrimp, garlic, butter, and parsley, this quick and easy shrimp recipe is a definite favorite! // addapinch.com

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  1. Mmmmmm! I can almost smell it from the photos. I want a fork and some linguini to dig right in. Looks super simple to whip up on a weeknight.

  2. Yum! I just love shrimp with garlic and this dish looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing another great recipe, Robyn!

  3. 5 stars
    Sea food has always been my favorite and shrimp with garlic flavor seems to be the best way to make them with minimum ingredients…I have been through many recipes from your blog and liked them and am thankful to have come across such a wonderful blog…

  4. These shrimp are calling my name, Robyn! Definitely going the serve from the skillet with bread route – the Southern husband is in for a treat! xo

  5. 5 stars
    I had the house to my self this weekend and decided I would cook all the things I love. since my family are philistines. who would eat nothing but hamburger if given the chance!! I made this for my dinner Saturday night curled up in a chair with a great movie to watch. Now I am not a big eater but it was all gone long before the movie ended along with almost half a loaf of Toasted Buttery Garlic Bread, Good thing they don’t go away often!!

    1. I’m so glad you treated yourself to your favorite foods – and that you enjoyed this, Sandra! Thanks so much for sharing this with me! xo

  6. What are your thoughts on substituting lime juice and cilantro for the lemon juice and parsley?

    1. I’ve not used those in this particular recipe, so I can’t say, but I do use those in other shrimp recipes and it’s delicious. Thanks Robert!

  7. 5 stars
    I just happened to have frozen shrimp in the freezer and we had this for dinner! Delicious! Thanks!

    1. Wonderful to hear – I love when I get an easy idea for supper, don’t you?! I’m so happy that you enjoyed it too, Karen! Thanks so much for telling me! xo

    1. Danielle,
      If you don’t like parsley, you could try basil. Or you could just leave out the herbs altogether. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Pritie,
      I did not use salt in the recipe. I thought the seasonings and fresh herbs added enough flavor. Of course, you can add salt if you wish. Thanks!