Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
Here is a recipe for delicious Shrimp well prepared and seasoned. Versatile too. See options in Nita's Notes. Serve with steamed rice, salad or a green vegetable and Garlic French Bread. Enjoy! Nita Holleman, 2003
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 lb large shrimp, peeled,tails left on,deveined,rinsed with cold water,drained
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed,peeled,minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional)
- 1 fresh lemon, juice of
- 2 tablespoons chipped fresh chives, divided
- 1⁄2 teaspoon table salt or 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
- paprika, for sprinkling
- Peel (leave tails on), devein and rinse shrimp with cold water.
- Drain well.
- Prepare garlic and set aside.
- Chop chives.
- Squeeze lemon.
- Combine chives with mustard (optional), lemon juice.
- Set aside.
- Heat a large saucepan over low heat.
- Add butter and melt.
- Add shrimp and stir-fry keeping them turned for 3 minutes or until just pink.
- DO NOT OVERCOOK OR SHRIMP WILL BE TOUGH AND TASTELESS!
- Add minced garlic during last minute of cooking.
- Remove from heat, add mustard (optional), lemon juice, chives, salt to taste.
- Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle lightly with paprika.
- Divide and place in heated serving bowls.
- Serve with steamed white rice and a salad or steamed green vegetable, and garlic French Bread.
- *NITA'S TIP: Large shrimp are quicker and easier to prepare and worth the price!
- If you use extra large (jumbo) shrimp, you will need to cook them for about 4 minutes.
- **NITA'S TIP: You can use fresh basil or parsley and make the same recipe.
- Then you would have Basil Butter or Parsley Butter.
As long as you get enough sauce on each piece of shrimp, these are pretty good. Made as directed except that I did use fresh basil in place of the chives (that's what I was growing.) Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe was phenomenal! It got a five star rating from everyone in my family...and I got requests to make it again soon! I left out the mustard and it tasted just like scampis you get in expensive restaurants! Thanks for the recipe Nita...it's a winner!