garlic butter shrimp in a white crock with forks

Garlic Butter Shrimp

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This shrimp is served in the most addicting garlicky butter sauce that’s made for dipping!



  • 12 tablespoons olive oil, depending on the size of your skillet {*see note}
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper for seasoning the shrimp
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 pound 21-30 count shrimp, peeled and deveined {*see note}
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Season the shrimp generously with salt, pepper and Old Bay Seasoning on both sides.
  2. Add enough olive oil to evenly coat the bottom of a 12 inch skillet. You might need more or less depending on the size of the skillet that you’re using.
  3. Add the shrimp in an even layer, if you’re pan isn’t large enough to do this all at once just cook the shrimp in two batches. Sear the shrimp for 2 minutes on each side, then remove to a plate and cover with foil.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pan, then add the garlic. Stir to cook the garlic in the butter for 1 minute, then carefully pour the wine into the pan.
  5. Scrape up the bottom of the pan as the wine cooks down, then bring the wine to a simmer for 3-4 minutes until it reduces slightly.
  6. Add the rest of the butter to the skillet along with the cooked shrimp and the parsley. Stir to combine the shrimp with the sauce and cook for 2 minutes to warm the shrimp. Add the lemon juice to the pan right before serving.
  7. Serve immediately with bread for dipping.

Recipe Notes

You can use smaller shrimp too for this recipe, just use about a pound.

You’ll want a thin, even coating on the bottom of your skillet so add enough oil depending on the size of your pan.

This recipe will serve 6 for appetizers and 4 for dinner.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American