filipino sea food

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe


Start by cleaning the shrimp. Wash it thoroughly and cut the antennae as much as possible. Devein each piece and wash again until clean.

Marinate it in lemon soda. I do this by arranging the shrimp in a bowl and pour lemon soda. Let it sit for around 10 minutes before cooking.

Garlic Butter Sauce

This is mainly composed of butter and garlic as the name suggests. It is more of a preparation rather than a sauce at first. Let me explain this. Sauces are usually cooked separately. It can be added anytime to a dish, but as a complete entity. The sauce for our garlic butter shrimp is assembled as the dish cooks.

The sauce is responsible in the success of the dish. The shrimp also plays an important role in providing the flavor to the sauce as it cooks.

Let’s get back to the process. The partial garlic butter sauce is the first thing to make when cooking the dish. Melt butter and add garlic. Cook in low heat until the garlic starts to brown a little. Immediately throw-in shrimp on a skillet and cook over medium high heat while stirring occasionally.  Season the dish with salt and pepper and squeeze-in some lemon juice. Top with chopped fresh parsley.



  1. Marinate the shrimp in lemon soda for about 10 minutes
  2. Melt the butter in a pan.
  3. Add the garlic. Cook in low heat until the color turns light brown
  4. Put-in the shrimp. Adjust heat to high. Stir-fry until shrimp turns orange.
  5. Season with ground black pepper, salt, and lemon juice. Stir.
  6. Add parsley. Cook for 30 seconds.
  7. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!
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