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Garlic Buttered Shrimp

A very easy to cook seafood dish is this garlic butter dish. With its buttery and garlicky flavor with a little sweetness I'm sure you are going love it!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Seafood Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: garlic butter shrimp
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1 kilo large shrimps washed and trimmed
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup Sprite or 7-Up softdrinks
  • 1/2 tsp. chili flakes optional
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped spring onions


How to Cook Garlic Buttered Shrimp

  • Wash and clean the shrimps then trim the antennae and rostrum teeth. You can also devein the shrimps by cutting the shell on the dorsal side of the shrimp and picking it out with a toothpick. Then marinate it with Sprite or 7-Up softdrinks.
  • In a pan or wok, put the butter and heat until it melts. Saute garlic and chili flakes until garlic is slightly brown. Drain the shrimps from the soda and put in the shrimps in the pan.
  • Saute until the shrimps turns orange then add the marinade. Bring to a boil and simmer until the liquid evaporates in half.
  • Season with salt and pepper and stir. Garnish with spring onions or fried garlic. Serve hot with steaming cooked rice.



Cooking Tips for Irresistible Garlic Buttered Shrimps

Achieving the perfect balance of flavors and textures in garlic buttered shrimps requires finesse. Follow these concise cooking tips to ensure your dish shines:
1. Prepare Shrimp Thoughtfully:
For shell-on shrimp, clean them well, trim antennae, and consider deveining for richer flavor. When peeling, maintain uniformity in size and pat dry to avoid excess moisture during cooking.
2. Sauté Aromatics with Precision:
Sauté minced garlic until light golden to preserve its aromatic essence. Add chili flakes cautiously for a balanced heat that complements the dish.
3. Master Shrimp Texture:
Sauté shrimp until vibrant orange—overcooking toughens them. Simmer liquids until reduced by half for intensified flavors and a luscious sauce.
4. Harmonize Seasoning:
Balance salt and pepper for enhanced shrimp flavor, starting with a small amount and adjusting gradually.