Shrimp in butter sauce is a fast recipe that uses just a few common ingredients. This dish only takes about 10 minutes to cook, so it can provide a home-cooked meal when time is limited. Shrimp are also a healthy dinner choice because they are low in calories and contain about 18 g. of protein in a 4-oz. portion. Serve this dish with brown rice and your favorite vegetables for a well-balanced meal option.
Heat the vegetable oil and 1 tbsp. of butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat until the butter has melted.
Add the garlic to the pan and cook it for about 1 minute, or until the garlic is fragrant.
Add the shrimp to the pan and cook through, which will take about 5 minutes. You can tell when shrimp are done because their color will change to the familiar pinkish tint and they will become opaque. Do not continue to cook the shrimp past this point or they will become tough.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the remaining 2 tbsp. of butter. The heat from the pan and shrimp will melt the butter slowly, so it does not separate later.
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Kimberly A. Smith has been a freelance writer for two years. She graduated from the University of California at Davis and the California Culinary Academy, then pursued a career baking wedding cakes. During her time at CCA, she received certification in nutrition and food safety. She currently attends the University of Oregon School of Law.