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Garlic Butter Sautéed Shrimp

June 27, 2021
6 Ratings
Photo by Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings
  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This shrimp recipe is the real deal, a straightforward funky dish made of shrimp, garlic, wine, butter and a handful of spinach. A fuss-free dinner with the most indulgent result.
This recipe comes together really fast. We start by marinating the shrimps briefly in a mix of grated garlic, some spices and oil. This way we’ll create a deeper flavor and elevate the whole dish in only 20 minutes to something truly exciting. Then we sear the shrimp, make the sauce, add spinach, and done.
When it’s finished, each bite will be loaded with layers of flavors. You’ll get some heat from the cayenne pepper, acid from the lemon, creaminess from the butter, a little fruity wine and lots of garlic!
Serve on a big platter or straight from the pan surrounded by fresh bread and a side salad. Delicious!
This is an amazing weeknight dinner, a date night treat or something special for your next dinner party. You can serve it for 2 as a main course, or for 4 as a starter. —Anna Chwistek | Serving Dumplings

What You'll Need
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Garlic Butter Sautéed Shrimp
  • 450 grams (1 lb) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 60 grams (2.1 oz) spinach
  • 60 grams (2.1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon each: ground coriander, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Grate the garlic into a medium bowl. Add shrimps, 1 tbsp olive oil, fish sauce, coriander, cumin, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika and black pepper. Toss and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. It’s important to prepare everything fast and cook over a high heat. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Place the shrimps in a single layer, sear for 1 minute. Flip and sear the other side, 1 minute. Pour white wine, cook for 1 minute. Add butter, stir until melted. Then add spinach and toss until wilted, 30 seconds to 1 minute max. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Serve!

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Caitiepies August 24, 2022
This is a really delicious recipe, but I would tweak it a bit the next time I make it. I doubled the recipe for everything except the butter and olive oil and I still would cut the butter and olive oil further. I didn’t have white wine on hand so subbed some lemon juice, water, and apple cider vinegar and I think the white wine really would have been so much better.