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5 from 6 votes

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This easy garlic butter shrimp gets an added pop from the tangy lemon juice, making it a fantastic option for a quick and delicious weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Easy weeknight meals, shrimp recipes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 10 to 12 ounces uncooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley


  • Sauté the garlic. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and garlic, sauté for 30 seconds. 
  • Cook the shrimp. Add the shrimp and cook for 1-2 minutes until the shrimp begins to turn slightly pink. Using tongs, flip the shrimp. 
  • Make the sauce. Add the wine and lemon juice. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through. 
  • Serve. Remove from heat, garnish with parsley and serve immediately.