Oct 15, 2020

It's Hard to Mess Up when Putting Garlic and Butter Together - Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp

There are some flavor combos that can nearly always yield a delicious result, if you kind of know your way in the kitchen. Such as lard and soy sauce, chili and lime, and per our case, garlic and butter. This is especially the case with extra introduction of lemon. Lemon plus garlic plus butter, I can almost smell that appetite-inducing aroma just by thinking of it.

Lemon garlic butter shrimp -


  • 320 grams shrimp
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 yellow lemon
  • 45ml chicken essence (can be substitute with chicken stock)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Peel and devein the shrimp. Peel and finely chop the garlic cloves. Finely chop the parsley. Cut the lemon into wedges.

Use a non-stick pan, add in 2 tablespoons of butter and turn to medium high heat. Once the butter melts, add in the shrimp along with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Cook till the shrimp are nearly cooked through, remove from heat and set aside for later use.

Still using the same pan, add in garlics along with 45ml of chicken essence or chicken stock. Also add 2 more tablespoons of butter. Squeeze in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Bring the whole mixture to a boil then quickly lower the heat.

Add the shrimp back to the pan and mix till well-coated with the seasonings. Sprinkle in chopped parsley and give it a quick toss. Plate and serve with extra lemon wedges on the side.

Even though garlics were used, the kitchen still smell so refreshing thanks to the squeezed lemon. Just loving that aroma with a citrusy touch.

Look at these lovely garlic bits and parsley bunch drenched in lemony butter sauce.

This recipe can be served with bread, rice, or even toss together with pasta. If mixing with pasta, remember to pump up the amount of seasonings used. Perhaps also grate some aged Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of the pasta to add another layer of savory touch.  

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