Shrimp or Scallops in Garlic Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This dish is really quick, and easy to prepare, but its filled with terrific, rich flavor. I've made it with both the shrimp and the scallops, and both worked very well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium high heat.
  2. When butter begins to foam, add the garlic paste and shallot and saute for a minute or two, to soften a bit.
  3. Add the seafood of your choice: For the shrimp, saute for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink.
  4. For the scallops, saute 3-5 minutes, or until scallops turn opaque.
  5. Once the seafood is cooked through, remove to a plate and cover.
  6. Add the sherry to the melted butter and warm through for about a minute or two.
  7. Pour sauce over seafood, top with parsley, and serve.
Most Helpful

Yum! I made this with shrimp and the sauce had a wonderful garlicky taste that didn't overpower them. I made no changes to the recipe except for adding cracked black pepper before serving.

SolightlyUK April 05, 2004

This tasted good but I gave it 3 stars because the sauce turned a greyish color on me when I added the wine. So it wasn't a real pretty dish to serve but the taste was good.

Marie Nixon April 03, 2004

Simple, but simply delicious. This recipe really pleased my senses :) I doubled the "sauce" ingredients and also added a bit of red pepper flakes when I added the seafood, and it made for a nice addition... other than that, I did everything as stated in the recipe. I used scallops and shrimp, adding the scallops just a couple mins earlier so they would be done at the same time. The sherry adds such depth to this recipe. We thoroughly enjoyed this! Served over very fine pasta. Thanks for the recipe! definitely a keeper! :)

love4culinary April 03, 2004