Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

Shrimp Sautéed in butter with a lot of garlic is basically what this Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe is all about. Although not an authentic Filipino recipe, this dish is loved and enjoyed by several people. In fact, night markets such as “Dampa” and many Filipino restaurants include this dish in their regular menu.

This Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe is so awesome because it tastes good, quick and easy to prepare, and the ingredients are always available. If I am in a hurry to cook dinner, this is the dish that always comes to my mind second to canned luncheon meat (or canned sardines even).

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Let me talk a little about the composition of this dish. It is simply made of Shrimp, garlic, butter, and lemon soda. Don’t take the lemon soda for granted because it is a major ingredient. The sweet taste of this dish is attributed to this ingredient; it also reacts well with the flavor of butter which makes this garlic butter shrimp recipe stand out.

If you have not tried this garlic butter shrimp recipe yet, you should know that it is best eaten with white rice. I also like having this with plain toast.

Try this Garlic Butter Shrimp recipe and let me know what you think.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 6
  • Serving size: 6
    Cuisine: Filipino Recipe
    Prep time: 
    Cook time: 
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    • 2 lbs shrimp
    • 2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
    • ½ cup butter
    • 4 tbsp garlic, minced
    • 1 cup lemon soda
    • salt and pepper to taste
    1. Marinate the shrimp in lemon soda for about 10 minutes
    2. Melt the butter in a pan and heat it up until hot enough to cook the garlic
    3. Add the garlic and cook until the color turns light to golden brown
    4. Put-in the shrimp and then cook until the color turns orange.
    5. Pour-in the remaining lemon soda. Let the liquid evaporate completely.
    6. Sprinkle the parsley.
    7. Add some ground black pepper and salt as needed.
    8. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!


    Watch the cooking video:


    1. Len, you need lemon soda (softdrink) such as 7-Up or Sprite for this recipe.

    2. Hi minda, you cannot. I’m sorry.

    3. Just wondering, can I use lemon juice instead of soda?

    4. spvilla says:

      Your recipes are fantastic! I am Canadian born and I am so thrilled that I can finally cook authentic Filipino cuisine. I’d say I’m a pretty good cook, but thanks to your easy recipes, my cooking skills have never been better! I look forward to trying your recipes ALL THE TIME!

    5. trizia mae says:

      hi .. i will use this recipe for tomorrow may laboratory kme sa course ko . niulto ko na to sa house pero walng 7up :)
      hope na mtuto pa ko ng ibang disg thanks .. godbless

    6. Butter, garlic and shrimp!… what a great trio! I think I over ate and got a heartburn from your awesome recipe. I love your easy to follow videos. It makes cooking a whole lot easier. More power to you and continue sharing your delicious recipes.

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    7. This sounds delicious! What is lemon soda?

      Is there a traditional side dish that should accompany?


    8. elow chef…its my first time visiting your site coz im looking for the recipe of garlic butter.

      Now i got it..


    9. Hi. Don’t you think it would improve the recipe if we add sliced peeled ginger with the minced garlic before adding in the marinated shrimp? That will make it more aromatic as well as remove the “langsa” or fishy smell of shrimp. I would also add sweet chili sauce to add some zest to this delicious dish!

    10. hello..i cooked this today following exactly what you are doing in your video,and it is sooooooooooo yummy…thank u so much for sharing..i confess i really am not cooking but your website really helped me a lot..

    11. Fud Rakers says:

      Hello po..

      Yahuuu… Thanks po dito.. one of my fave… :)

      God Bless…

    12. Thanks sa panlasang pinoy! hindi na ako mamomoblema kung ano ang lulutuin ko. more power and God bless!!

    13. Mrs. Lane says:

      I’m so thankful and all your recipe is easy to follow…. I’m working abroad and married to british national…. I have a very thight schedule but because of panlasang pinoy i have a time to cook healthy and delicious food for my whole family…. as a matter of fact my husband and kids are having filipino taste buds now… They love it….panlasang pinoy keeps my family so near in the phil…. keep up the good work and more recipe to come…

    14. sheriemine says:

      napaka simple ng ingredients pero superb ang taste.LURV it,naubos agad.Thanks for creating Panlasang Pinoy.

    15. kuya,

      can i use peeled shrimps/prawns? is there any difference? is it tastier pag may balat pa? what do u reckon???

    16. yup Josie, yun ang ordinary 7-up.

    17. Thanks rj!

    18. Hey alvin, thanks for dropping by. Your request is noted..paki abangan na lang

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