These garlicky, buttery shrimp come together in under 20 minutes. Inspired by traditional shrimp scampi, we swap lemon for lime and parsley for cilantro. Serve these delicious garlic butter shrimp as an appetizer, over rice or pasta, or piled into tortillas
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YOU WILL NEED
1 pound extra large shrimp, peeled with tails left on and deveined
1 lime plus a few extra wedges for serving
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons minced garlic, about 6 cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, optional
2 scallions, chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped
Pat the shrimp dry then season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and fresh ground black pepper.
Use a microplane to zest the lime and set aside. Cut the zested lime in half ready for the sauce later in the recipe.
Add one tablespoon of the butter to a wide skillet. Save the remaining two tablespoons for later.
Place the skillet with butter over medium heat then add the garlic and coriander. Stir the garlic around the pan until the butter melts and is bubbling; about 1 minute.
Add the shrimp, nestling them into the pan so that they are in one layer. A few shrimp stacked on top of each other is okay. Cook until the shrimp start to turn pink, about 1 minute.
Stir in the scallions and lime zest. Continue to cook, stirring, until the shrimp are firm and opaque throughout; another 1 to 2 minutes. Slide the skillet off of the heat.
MAKE BUTTER SAUCE
With the skillet off of the heat, add the cilantro, juice from the lime and the remaining two tablespoons of butter. Stir the butter around the pan so that it melts into the lime juice making the creamy butter sauce.
Taste then season as needed with salt and pepper. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.