Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Shrimp SCD Paleo Clean-Eating, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, ButterThis garlic shrimp recipe takes minutes to cook and it’s such a fun way to eat – communal style from a big pan!

You start by melting the butter over a low heat in a large pan until it has fully melted.Garlic Shrimp SCD Paleo Clean-Eating, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Butter

Meanwhile peel and chop or crush the garlic cloves.  Add the garlic to the pan and cook on a low heat for 3-4 mins until it has softened but not browned. (If the butter is too hot then the garlic will burn and the sauce will be bitter).  You could also add some chilli or any spices that you want, or some lemon juice (so many possibilities) but I decided to go with just plain garlic butter this time.

Once the garlic has softened, turn the heat up a bit, add the shrimp and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the shrimp have warmed through.  If you’re using raw shrimp you need to cook them until they have turned from grey to pink and are opaque.

Take them off the heat and serve them immediately.  I like to serve them in the pan that I cooked them in. Then just dig in!  This kilo of shrimp served 6 of us as a dish at our BBQ, it would probably serve 4 as a large main meal.  You could also serve them as an appetiser or a starter – they work for every course!   Make sure you serve something to dip into the sauce once all the shrimp are finished, maybe a Grain-Free Focaccia, or my Grain-Free Bread…(the sauce is the best bit!)Garlic Shrimp SCD Paleo Clean-Eating, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, ButterWe bought these amazing shrimp in Portugal but you could always buy the ones that are ready shelled if you prefer.  I like the act of peeling them myself round the table, with everyone doing the same (it feels a bit more authentic) but it’s really down to personal preference.  I like to serve them with a finger bowl to dip your fingers into to clean the butter off.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Luci Coo says:

    These garlic prawns look so good. I love me a nice prawn recipe to add to my others.

  2. Amber says:

    You had me at garlic and shrimp sealed the deal! This looks really great.

  3. Misty says:

    I love shrimp so much! I live on seafood and chicken. I am currently pregnant and this recipe makes me so hungry!

  4. Be You and Thrive says:

    This is perfect for my nutrition guidelines!! YAY! xo~D

  5. Nicol Living says:

    Looks delicious & simple. I will be serving this at our next clam bake as well as steamers.should be a real crowd pleaser!

  6. Oooo, super yummy! Just gotta lose those heads, lol.

  7. This looks like such a yummy way to make shrimp!

  8. I am not a fan of shrimp with the head on. My hubby is always telling me that the head is where the flavor is.

  9. Bryant says:

    I am a huge fan of shrimp, I am going to have to try this recipe. It sounds delicious.

  10. Leah Hall says:

    These look amazing! I have never made them at home, but now I want to try!

  11. Love this simple, clean recipe. Serve it with a side salad and you’re set!

  12. lacyngo says:

    Yum! I love shrimp. I know this would taste so good!

  13. Annie says:

    I’ve never had shrimp this way. It looks super delicious and I need to try it!!

  14. I adore garlicky prawns – so simple and SO yummy!

  15. kristen says:

    i LOVE garlic shrimp but usually save it for going out to eat! thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  16. confettiandbliss says:

    My husband and I absolutely love shrimp! This delicious garlic butter shrimp recipe looks fantastic. I can hardly wait to head to the market to pick up some fresh shrimp and get cooking using your yummy recipe!

  17. Renée ♥ says:

    Garlic. Butter. Shrimp. It really doesn’t get much better than that, now does it?!? 😉

  18. Tasha says:

    I had the worst day and I came home to my husband (who does not cook) making this recipe for me! It totally turned my day around. Thank you for making it so simple and so delicious!

    1. emmaeatsandexplores says:

      Aww Tasha thanks so much – what an amazing husband you have! Glad you enjoyed it and hope your week gets even better from now on!

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