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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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Thank you to Kroger for sponsoring this post! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Kroger . The opinions and text are all mine. 

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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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Garlic Butter Shrimp

4.50 from 22 votes
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
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!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound Argentinean Pink Shrimp thawed
  • 4 clove garlic
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper

Instructions 

  • In a large sauté 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 2 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Cook for 1 minute, or until butter is melted.  Stir in parsley.  Remove from heat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 992mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 815IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 2.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
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Hello! I’m Meghan.

I am so glad that you are here! I am the recipe developer, photographer, and writer here at my blog Fox and Briar. I am a passionate, self-taught home cook and believe that most things are better homemade and that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

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  1. I tried this recipe today I tweaked it of course because some ingredients I didn’t actually have on hand and didn’t wanna go to the store. I used Old Bay Hot and a Louisiana seasoning, fresh garlic as well as garlic salt w/parsley, and non fresh lemon juice. These tastes great although next time I will devein the shrimp before cooking because it made them too gritty and messy after the fact. It was my first time buying and cooking these shrimp lesson learned.

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe was super easy to make and the shrimp were delish! I served with buttered toast points and the hubby (who isn’t a huge seafood fan) absolutely loved it!