Shrimp with Garlic & Herb Butter

Shrimp with Garlic & Herb Butter

Shrimp with Garlic & Herb Butter Recipe

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  • Yield: 2 Servings

The herb butter may be prepared ahead and even frozen until ready to use.


  • The Herb Butter:
  • 1/2 pound lightly salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 drop Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • The Shrimp:
  • 1/2 puond raw shrimp (8 - 10 pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine


  1. To Prepare the Herb Butter: Soften the butter at room temperature for 1 hour. Whip the butter and all the other ingredients together with an electric mixer, food processor, or with a wire whisk. Cover and refrigerate until time to use.
  2. To Prepare the Shrimp: Preheat the oven to broil.
  3. Peel and devein the shrimp.
  4. Butter a flameproof baking dish, just large enough to accomodate the shrimp in a single layer, with the 1 tablespoon butter. Arrange the shrimp, lightly salt and pepper. Add the white wine, place over direct heat and bring to a boil. After the wine boils, turn the shrimp over, allow to cook for less than 1 minute, and remove from heat. Be careful not to overcook.
  5. Dot the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of the garlic and herb butter and place under the broiler until the butter melts. Serve at once.
  6. Variation: Substitute lobster tails or prawns.

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