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Butter Poached Shrimp Recipe

Butter Poached Garlic Shrimp

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 4-6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

When you’re craving something light and protein packed, these butter shrimp should hit the spot. While the recipe consists of only a few ingredients that need just 15 minutes to come together, this dish...


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 10-15 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 (2 pound) bag Peeled and Deveined Frozen Shrimp
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Nutrition Facts


594 cals


49 g

Saturated Fat

30 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

12 g


8 g


1 g


1 g


33 g


1299 mg


  1. In a medium pot over medium heat, combine butter, water and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. bring to a simmer and melt butter.
  2. Add shrimp and cook for about 15 minutes, or until shrimp turn pink. Add scallions. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve with grilled bread or over pasta.

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