These Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp are the most delicious shrimp you will ever make! Using Argentinian Red Shrimp, garlic, butter and lemon, this simple recipe is packed full of flavor!
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One thing I LOVE about my job is that I am often introduced to new ingredients that I never would have thought to try on my own. Take these Garlic Butter Shrimp for example. I love shrimp. If you follow me, you know I have a ton of shrimp recipes, like my famous Chili Lime Shrimp Tacos, my Shrimp and Chorizo Paella, or my Sheet Pan Shrimp and Asparagus, just to name a few.
I always have a bag of frozen shrimp in my freezer for easy meals. But when Kroger reached out to me about sharing their new #TreasureEmporiYum finds, I was immediately drawn to their Wild Caught Argentinean Red Shrimp. Why? I had never really heard of Argentinean Red Shrimp, and I certainly had never tried it.
What are Argentinean Red Shrimp?
Argentinean Red Shrimp have been compared to lobster for their taste and texture. Sweet, buttery and succulent – these are hands down the best shrimp I have ever tasted. And as a shrimp lover, that is saying something. Don’t be freaked out by the shell. These Private Selection Argentinean Red Shrimp from Kroger are EZ Peel – they have already been prepared to make removing the shell a breeze. And cooking with the shell on actually helps keep them from over cooking, and just adds to their phenomenal flavor.
How do you make Garlic Butter Shrimp?
Since these Argentinean Red Shrimp have such a fantastic flavor, I wanted to keep it simple with my ingredients. I just decided to use the classic flavors of butter, garlic and lemon to let the flavor of the shrimp shine through.
This very simple Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe starts with melting butter, adding minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Then quickly sauteing the shrimp so that they don’t over cook. Then adding some more butter, lemon juice and parsley. It is all done in about 10 minutes, and then you are in buttery, garlicky shrimp heaven. You could stir in some cooked pasta if you wanted, or just enjoy them on their own with a hunk of crusty bread to dip into the sauce.
How do you cook Argentinean Red Shrimp?
The tricky thing about red or pink shrimp is that instead of being grey when raw and signalling that they are cooked by turning pink – they are already pink when raw! That makes figuring out if they are cooked a little more difficult.
It is important not to overcook the shrimp, as they will become rubbery or mushy. These Argentinean Red Shrimp cook faster than other shrimp. They cook in about half the time of regular shrimp. To make these Garlic Butter Shrimp, I quickly sauteed them about 90 seconds per side.
How do you know when they are done? The shrimp start to curl and the flesh becomes less translucent and more opaque.
I’m loving Kroger’s #TreasureEmporiyum. They have curated a collection of amazing and unique products all throughout the store. In addition to these Argentinean Red Shrimp, I also love the Sea Salt and Caramel Kettle Cooked Cashews and I am dying to try the frozen macarons! Treasure EmporiYum is a trove of unique finds to tantalize taste buds! These carefully curated collection of delicious discoveries are exclusive to the Kroger Family of Stores.
Garlic Butter Shrimp
- 1 pound Argentinean Pink Shrimp thawed
- 4 clove garlic
- 4 TBSP butter divided
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
- kosher salt
- Black Pepper
In a large saute pan over medium to medium-high heat, melt two tablespoons of butter. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes Cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant, do not allow garlic to burn.
Add the shrimp to the pan. Cook for about 90 seconds, then turn and cook for 90 seconds more.
Add the other two tablespoons of butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Cook for one minute, or until butter is melted. Stir in parsley. Remove from heat.