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Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

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Whenever I buy fresh shrimps, I try to think of new recipes that I could do with it but always end up back to this recipe. Garlic Butter Shrimp is a super easy dish to make. The main ingredients are simple. Garlic, shrimp, and butter. Mushrooms make the perfect complement to the shrimps and butter, so I always try to include that in when available.

Some recipes of Garlic Butter Shrimp use soda like 7-Up for that sweet note but granulated sugar works just as well. I like to stir-fry the shrimp in the melted butter and sugar until slightly caramelized. Add red chili flakes to give the dish a tinge of spiciness.

Serve this hot with freshly cooked white rice for a complete meal!

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Quick & Easy, Seafood, Shrimp
Servings: 2 people


  • 12 pcs Shrimp
  • 2 tbsp Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 6 tbsp Butter unsalted
  • 100 g Button Mushroom sliced
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Red Chili Flakes optional


  • Wash and clean the shrimp. Cut off the antaenna. You may also peel and devein the shrimp.* Drain the shrimps well.
  • Heat oil and melt the butter in a pan.
  • Add the garlic and mushrooms and cook in medium heat.
  • When the mushrooms are cooked, add the shrimp. Turn the heat to high.
  • Stir-fry the shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Add the sugar. Cook until the shrimp turns orange. Do not overcook or it will be hard to peel and rubbery.
  • Add the red chili flakes last if you want it a little spicy.
  • Serve hot.


I usually keep the shell and head intact, especially when I’m cooking with fresh shrimps. That’s how we want to eat our Garlic Butter Shrimps. You may buy frozen packs of shrimp that has already been peeled and deveined. It’s a matter of personal preference.

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