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Butter Garlic Shrimp

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, shrimp
Servings: 4
Author: Greg Fleischaker


  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 cup chicken stock you also could use fish stock or white wine for a different flavor
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional, depends upon how spicy you'd like this dish to be
  • 5-10 cloves pressed garlic or more, personal preference


  • If using frozen shrimp, your first step is to thaw them, then clean, peel and de-vein them
  • Prepare all of your ingredients and have them ready to go
  • Heat your pan (I used an enamel cast iron pan) over medium to medium high heat
  • Add three tablespoons of butter to the pan (ghee or coconut oil would work as well), and let melt
  • Add your shrimp and cook until almost done, only a few minutes, depends upon the size of your shrimp
  • Remove the shrimp, leaving all liquids behind in the pan
  • Add three remaining tablespoons of butter and let melt
  • Add one tablespoon of flour and whisk into butter to make base for sauce
  • Add chicken stock, continuing to whisk
  • Bring sauce to simmer or boil and add the lemon juice, spices and garlic, and stir to combine
  • Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for a few minutes
  • Add shrimp back to pan, and gently stir until your butter garlic shrimp are fully cooked and coated with sauce, then serve