Recipe: Garlic Butter Shrimp

Recipe: Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic Butter Shrimp is so easy to cook. The main reason we don’t prepare this more often is that shrimp is quite expensive.  Today my mom got half a kilo for Bubu which she graciously shared with us. 🙂

Here is my recipe for Garlic Butter Shrimp.

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic butter shrimp is so delicious and so easy to prepare.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: butter, garlic, seafood, shrimp
Author: Penny Tan


  • medium-sized pan
  • tongs


  • 500 grams shrimp
  • Sprite
  • 8 tbsps Anchor butter 1 stick
  • half a head of garlic, minced


  • Wash and clean the shrimp by cutting the whiskers short and place in a clean bowl.
  • Pour in enough Sprite to cover and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Heat a saucepan and melt the butter. Add the minced garlic and mix. You want the taste of the garlic and butter to really incorporate.
  • Using tongs, arrange the shrimp in the saucepan so that all the pieces are flat and swimming in the butter. Lower the flame and cover.
  • After 1 minute remove the cover and flip the pieces of shrimp. to properly cook the other side, too. Cook uncovered for 1 minute then turn off the stove.
  • Your dish is now ready to serve.

Plating the shrimp

Plating is important.  It makes the dish look even yummier than it already is.

  1. Get your serving dish (preferably one with a lip as this dish has a sauce) and carefully lay out the shrimp.  I suggest using tongs for this.
  2. Get a spoon and scoop out the garlic from the pan and place it down the center of the dish.
  3. Pour (or spoon) the butter sauce over the shrimp to make it look shiny and moist.


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Penny Tan

Penny has been immersed in the IT industry since the 90s. As a blogger, she started by writing reviews of books she has read, shows (TV, movies, and plays) she watched, food and restaurants she has tried, and later progressed to many topics that interested her. With her love for cooking and baking, it is not surprising that she has started sharing recipes, too. As a web development teacher, it also made sense to her to post her lectures here as well.

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