1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a spicy kick)
Salt and black pepper to taste
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Lemon wedges (for serving)
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant and lightly golden.
Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until they turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp, as they can become rubbery.
Stir in the fresh lemon juice, paprika, red pepper flakes (if desired), salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.
Remove the skillet from heat and garnish the garlic butter shrimp with freshly chopped parsley.
Serve the shrimp hot, either as an appetizer or as a main dish. Squeeze lemon wedges over the shrimp for an extra burst of citrus flavor.
You can enjoy the garlic butter shrimp on its own, or serve it over cooked pasta, rice, or a bed of greens.
This Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe is quick, flavorful, and perfect for a satisfying meal. Enjoy!