Garlic Butter Shrimp | #SundaySupper

Garlic Butter Shrimp | Savvy Eats

This garlic butter shrimp is the best type of dish for a dinner party. It looks fancy, and tricks people into thinking you spent hours preparing dinner. It tastes fancy and decadent, thanks to the garlic-laden butter sauce, with just a touch of paprika for a little smokiness. On the flip side, it only calls for 5 ingredients, and takes under 20 minutes to make. Serve it over pasta with some Parmesan, toss together a side salad and slice up some crusty bread, and your dinner party prep is done! At least the cooking part… if your dining room looks anything like our’s does at the moment, you may need to do some tidying up too.

And if you aren’t feeling fancy, you can make it a bit more rustic (and a bit healthier). Serve it over brown rice or quinoa, stir in some roasted broccoli or carrots, and you’ll have a filling weeknight dinner. Done and done.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Serve this shrimp over angel hair pasta with some Parmesan for an easy dinner party entree. Alternatively, stir the shrimp into cooked quinoa or brown rice with some roasted vegetables for a weeknight meal.


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & pepper
  • Lemon juice


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet. Add the shrimp and paprika and cook, flipping and stirring the shrimp regularly, until the shrimp is pink and opaque. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Melt the remaining butter in the skillet and add the garlic. Cook, stirring constantly, until the butter is just a shade darker. This should only take a minute, maybe 2 at the max.
  3. Toss the shrimp with the butter sauce and sprinkle with a bit of lemon juice.

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  1. says

    This dish isn’t just a simple one but by far one of my favourite ways to serve up shrimp. We have done something similar several times and it is always a winner for us. Don’t you just love the colour the paprika gives?

  2. says

    I don’t need anything else, I’ll just eat this pasta as is. You said garlic and butter. Can you need anymore?

  3. says

    Wow – what beautiful photos of this dish! Love them. And I love how quick and easy it is to make: isn’t it great when something that doesn’t take a lot of effort ends up impressing people, who think you slaved for hours for it!