Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp
Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a delectable seafood dish that brings together the zesty tang of lemon, the richness of garlic butter, and succulent shrimp. This recipe is a delightful balance of flavors and textures, making it perfect for both special occasions and weeknight dinners.
- 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
- Deglaze the skillet with chicken broth, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
- Reduce the heat to low and add lemon juice, heavy cream, and chopped parsley. Stir and let it simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
- Return the cooked shrimp to the skillet and toss them in the creamy lemon garlic butter sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes to heat through.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Serve the Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp hot, garnished with extra parsley and lemon slices if desired.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp is a quick and easy recipe that delivers restaurant-quality flavor in the comfort of your own home. The combination of garlic, lemon, and butter creates a luscious sauce that coats perfectly cooked shrimp. Serve it over pasta, rice, or with crusty bread to soak up every bit of that creamy goodness.
Nutrition: Calories 280 | Fat 18g | Carbs 5g | Protein 24g
Make Creamy Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp tonight, and you’ll have a restaurant-worthy meal ready in no time. The creamy sauce, infused with the brightness of lemon and the richness of garlic butter, will have your taste buds dancing with delight. It’s a dish that’s sure to become a family favorite, and you’ll find yourself making it again and again.