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
- 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.