Preview: Buttery seasoned shrimp recipe perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or main course!
Bored with chicken and burgers? Love shrimp but not sure how to cook it? Here is a simple, healthy, and delicious buttery seasoned shrimp recipe that even the clumsiest cook can pull off! It is easy to make and perfect for summer cook-outs or a busy weekday meal!
Buttery Seasoned Shrimp Recipe
Can you just smell the buttery, sizzling shrimp? Sounds amazing, right? Well, it is just as easy to make as it is delicious!
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How do you cook shrimp in a pan?
Shrimp are high in protein, low in fat, and a delicious and versatile dish- but how do you cook it?
Frozen shrimp should be thawed by placing in the refrigerator overnight. Shrimp can be cooked in a pan, on the grill, or even in the oven.
Shrim should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees. (I use this food thermometer!). Shrimp becomes sort of “clear” and firm when it reaches temperature.
I cook my shrimp in a pan on the stove on medium heat. I usually add butter or a healthy fat (such as Olive or Avacado Oil) to give it a little extra flavor. I tend to cook my shrimp for longer than the suggested 5 minutes. Here is a link to the FDA recommendations on safe selection and handling of seafood.
To make this recipe on the grill: Cut the butter/oil then simply combine the seasonings and cover shrimp. I have grilled these on a kabob or by placing on foil. You can add a bit of butter/oil and lemon after cooking if desired. Throw this on next to your steak and have a perfect summer surf-n-turf dinner!
How to serve shrimp
This versatile recipe can be an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course. It is super easy to make and all ingredients can be adjusted to taste! Top with hot sauce for a spicy kick or swap out the Old Bay for cajun seasoning.
Throw this over a bed of rice and serve with a side of baked asparagus . You could also toss this cooked shrimp over lettuce/mixed greens for a super easy meal. (If you are looking to make a healthier version of this recipe, try swapping out the butter for olive oil.)
You could add these shrimp onto a kabob with grilled veggies for a low-carb, light dinner!
To serve as an appetizer, drain the shrimp after cooking. Insert a toothpick (or a fancy serving toothpick) in each shrimp and serve on a platter or over lettuce on a platter.
How to make Buttery Seasoned Shrimp in a pan
Buttery Seasoned Shrimp
- 1 pound Medium shrimp (peeled and tails off)
- 1/4 cup butter Substitute 3 T Olive Oil for healthier option
- 1 tsp mined garlic
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
- 2 tsp Lemon Pepper seasoning
- 1 fresh lemon or 3 T lemon juice (optional)
- Peel shrimp, rinse, and remove tails as necessary
- Place shrimp in skillet over medium heat.
- Cook about 2 minutes (turning frequently) then add butter
(or olive oil) and minced garlic to pan.
- Add seasonings and continue turning, cooking
additional 3-5 minutes (to taste)
- Remove from pan and squeeze fresh lemon juice over shrimp
before serving (optional)
What could be easier than a 10-minute recipe you can use for an appetizer, side, or main course?! You might want to add this Butter Seasoned Shrimp recipe to your weekly meal plan!