Easy shrimps with garlic butter and parsley, served with rice – really tasty and truly satisfying.
What could be more satisfying than the delicious flavours of shrimps, parsley, and garlic butter for a light and healthy lunch.
This simple recipe is super fast to make and very rewarding.
The shrimps are moist yet crispy on the outside and are coated in a garlic-ky sauce.
Shrimps, garlic butter and parsley are a combination made in heaven!
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Preparing the shrimps
- If you are using fresh shrimps, clean them but leave the tails on.
- Soak them in a bowl of brined water which is salty as the sea (and enough to cover the shrimps). Use around 1 tablespoon salt* and cover.
- Keep in the fridge for 15 minutes to up to 24 hours in the fridge.
- Drain the shrimps before use (for the recipe, adjust the amount of salt you use accordingly if you are using this method).
- Towel dry the shrimps before cooking.
How to make it
- In a medium pan, on low flame, heat the olive oil and melt the butter on low heat. Add the garlic and allow to soften, but don’t brown it.
- Turn the heat to medium, and add shrimps in one layer, then add the spring onions and chopped parsley.
- Cook the shrimps on one side then reduce heat and cook them on the other side till they are pink and opaque. Then keeping the heat on, remove them from the pan.
- Taste the sauce for salt and adjust accordingly, then add the chilli flakes.
- Deglaze the pan using the vinegar or liquid of your choice (apple cider vinegar or fish stock), and reduce till syrupy.
- Turn off the heat and return the shrimps to the pan and coat them well in the sauce.
- Add freshly cracked black pepper, more chopped parsley and serve on rice with lemon wedges.
Depending on the size of your skillet and shrimps, you can cook the shrimps in two batches if your cannot fit them all in one layer.
The dish leaves a wonderful dipping sauce in the pan, which is the amount of olive oil and butter used to start with.
Toss the shrimps in it for a blow-your-socks-off flavour.
Serve with this easy Fluffy Rice.
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Garlic Butter Shrimps
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 12 fresh shrimps cleaned
- 2 spring onions thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- ¼ teaspoon red chilli flakes
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or apple cider vinegar, or liquid of your choice for deglazing
- ½ lemon cut into 2 wedges
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3 tablespoons butter, 1 tablespoon garlicIn a medium pan, heat the olive oil and melt the butter on low heat. Add the garlic and allow to soften, not brown.
- 12 fresh shrimps, 2 spring onions, 2 tablespoons fresh parsleyTurn heat to medium and add the shrimps in one layer, adding the spring onions and parsley.
- Cook the shrimps on one side till they curl up, then reduce heat and turn shrimps over. Once they are no longer translucent (they are pink and opaque), remove from flame. (Be careful not to overcook them)
- ¼ teaspoon red chilli flakesRemove the shrimps from pan. Taste remaining sauce in the pan for salt, adding more if necessary and add red chilli flakes.
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegarDeglaze the pan, using the balsamic vinegar (or liquid of your choice) reducing the sauce till syrupy.
- Turn off the heat and return the shrimps to the pan, to coat evenly in the sauce.
- 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, ½ lemonSprinkle with salt to taste, black pepper and more fresh parsley. Serve with lemon wedges.
The ingredients here on EOTF are set out in grams & milliliters and in US cups & spoons.
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Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie
Ooh yum! Sounds so lovely. I love prawns, but really don’t cook with them enough. Thanks for linking this up to #CookBlogShare 😀 Eb x
I love this flavor combination!
Add some nice fresh bread…a glass of wine…and call it a meal. Perfect, easy and totally delicious. Great for a nice weekend meal.
Now that’s how you flavor prawns! These would be great over linguine too 🙂
You can never go wrong with a good prawn dish. And garlic with butter and parsley is the perfect way to serve them up!
OOoh this sounds rich and delicious! We don’t eat too much shellfish… although now that I’m writing this, I’m not particularly sure why. This would give me a good excuse!
That looks likse such an easy recipe that is also delicious! Good one!
My goodness this sounds fantastic! What great medley of flavours! A perfect summer dish, this!
Sarah James @ Tales From The Kitchen Shed
How delicious, I love garlic and prawns and such an easy dish to make. I like how you’ve brined the fresh prawns first, I must try this.
I don’t always have the luxury of getting fresh prawns. We love seafood, and this sounds delicious.
Simple flavours make the best meals.
Thanks Gloria, this works really well with frozen prawns too.
Simple and punchy! just like I like my shrimps! Love the touch of heat to it also;)
Ha ha, I’m glad you like it, thanks.
Garlic Prawns are one of my all time favourite dishes. Sadly, I don’t get much chance to cook them because one of my daughters is allergic.
Oh yes, I know what you mean, safer to stay away, we have food allergies in our family too.
Alicia Taylor at Taylorlife.com
I love that this is for TWO people! It’s just my hubby and I, so I am always looking for delicious 2-people meals!
Thanks Alicia, I hope you both enjoy it.
Delicious! These prawns sound wonderful and right up my alley! I love that you kept it simple with garlic butter and parsley!
I agree, seafood is best kept simple to really enjoy those delicate flavours.
Oh, this is a glorious combination! I love shrimp, and eat it as often as I can. This recipe looks incredibly simple and I’ll have to give it a shot. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Karyl, I hope you love it too.
OMG!! Love prawns cooked like this with not too much fuss. I can eat that whole plate.
When prawns are so fresh, simple recipes are the best, thanks.
Garlic, butter and parsley do sound very delicious and healthy. This will make for a great dinner!