Shrimp In Fiery Hot Garlic Butter

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Simple recipe but not for the weak hearted. Surprisingly the amount of chile & garlic does not detract from the flavor of the shrimp. I recommend that you make your own bolillos to go with the shrimp to soak up the sauce. Serve with green salad & noodles. Garnish the shrimp with the green onions

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs medium raw shrimp, fresh or frozen and thawed,shelled but tail attached
  • 12 cup butter
  • 14 cup lite olive oil or 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 3 -5 dried arbol chiles, crumbled or 4 fresh jalapenos (use other hot peppers to suit your taste)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt
  • 3 green onion tops, only chopped
  • 4 -8 bolillos bread (see recipe#12298) or 2 loaves mini crusty French bread


  1. In a large wok or heavy skillet heat the butter& oil until foamy.
  2. Add garlic, chillies, Lime juice& salt.
  3. Cook& stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add and toss the shrimp, stirring all the while until the shrimp have just turned color (opaque).
  5. Do not over cook or they will be dry& tough.


Most Helpful

I made it with out the hot peppers and it was wonderful

ronnie Ryan September 02, 2002

This is similar to the recipe I make. I decided to try this one with all that garlic and butter. We love garlic. The only thing I did different was add cooking sherry (or white wine) and left out the lime juice. Let the sherry reduce for a couple of minutes and then add the shrimp until they're cooked. I also use the whole green onion and use about 5 of them. The hot pepper I used wasn't as hot as the grocery store said it was and we like hot. I'll have to keep trying different ones. My family loved it. Even with 8 cloves of garlic. I was afraid of putting that much in but the recipe said I did it. Thanks for being daring. This shrimp was a huge hit.

DeeDee July 30, 2006

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