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Garlic Butter Shrimp
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Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp is such an easy party appetizer. It also makes a wonderful main dish when served with fresh bread and a salad. The whole thing can be ready in under 20 minutes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 6
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
  • sliced green onions for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place butter and oil in a nonstick pan and melt over medium heat
  • Once butter starts to melt, add garlic, rosemary, parsley, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat once fully melted.
  • Zest the lemon and add to butter mixture. Slice the lemon and add slices to the bottom of a 9-inch or 11x7-inch baking pan.
  • Place shrimp on top of lemon slices. Pour butter mixture over them.
  • Place in oven for 12 to 15 minutes. 
  • Sprinkle with green onions and serve with fresh bread.


Note: I use salted butter unless otherwise noted.