Buttered Shrimp Recipe

Butter is a much more delicious fat to use when cooking something as simple as a buttered shrimp recipe. The butter has milk solids and a creaminess that is just unbeatable! The flavor is a fantastic complement to the sweet and seafood flavor that shrimp has and when paired with the earthy flavors of toasted garlic, you get a dish that is quite delicious in its simplicity in spite of the minimal number of ingredients.


  • 1 kilo shrimp – antenna removed and cleaned.
  • 1/2 a stick butter (about 60 ml)
  • 4 cloves garlic – finely minced
  • 1 medium onion – finely chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a pan saute garlic until golden brown (until crunchy) using a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Remove some garlic and set aside.
  2. Saute the onion along with remaining garlic.
  3. Add the shrimp and cover to simmer for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the butter and let the shrimp while stirring continues. This takes about 7-10 minutes.
  5. Turn off the fire and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Top with crunchy garlic.
  7. Serve and enjoy.

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