This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for a weeknight dinner. The combination of garlic, butter, and spices creates a flavorful sauce that complements the sweetness of the shrimp!
– 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined– 4 tablespoons unsalted butter– 4 cloves garlic, minced– 1 teaspoon paprika– 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)– Salt and black pepper, to taste– Fresh parsley, chopped– Lemon wedges for serving
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and season with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 1-2 minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant, but be careful not to brown it.
Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the shrimp turn pink and opaque.
Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley over the shrimp. Squeeze lemon juice over the top for a burst of freshness.
Toss the shrimp in the garlic butter sauce to coat them evenly. Serve immediately over rice, pasta, or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.