Garlic Butter Shrimp

Did you pick up shrimp on your latest market run? Try this recipe from Dinner at the Zoo for Garlic Butter Shrimp. As the name would suggest, these crustaceans are loaded with butter and garlic and pair well with your pasta of choice and a glass of pinot grigio.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb large shrimp I use 16-20 count size, peeled, deveined and tails removed if desired
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2-3 teaspoons minced garlic use more if you love garlic!
  • the juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Place the butter in a large pan and melt over medium high heat. Add the shrimp and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.

Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until shrimp are pink and opaque.

Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.

Stir in the lemon juice and parsley, then serve.

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