A simple seafood snack that never disappoints, our Buttery Garlic Shrimp recipe is the ideal fast appetizer for impromptu gatherings or a party date that just plain snuck up on you.Ready in just 15 minutes, this garlic shrimp recipe is the quickest way to show procrastination who’s boss without skimping on flavor. Whip together this easy shrimp appetizer by coating shrimp with melted butter, garlic, and white wine. Pair with a crusty garlic bread for a crowd-pleasing party opener that will leave dinner guests pleased while eager to see what other wonderful dishes are in store for them come meal time.Whether you’re whipping this quick seafood appetizer together last-minute or planning ahead for something that won’t take too long in the kitchen, this garlic shrimp recipe is a satisfyingly reliable way to to start any party.

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Credit: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

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15 mins
15 mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Devein shrimp, if desired. Melt 2 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp, and sauté 3 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink. Remove shrimp from skillet.

  • Add garlic to skillet, and sauté 30 seconds. Add wine, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Whisk in remaining butter, 1 Tbsp. at a time, and cook, whisking constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat, and add parsley and cooked shrimp, tossing to coat. Serve with grilled French bread slices.