Food on a Budget: Garlic Butter Shrimp - Delicious and Affordable!

Does the taste of garlic butter shrimp make your mouth water? Are you looking for a budget-friendly recipe that won't break the bank? Look no further! In this blog post, we'll show you how to create a scrumptious and easy-to-make garlic butter shrimp dish that won't empty your wallet. So, let's dive right in!

Delicious and Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

This budget-friendly garlicky shrimp recipe is not only simple but also bursting with flavor. You'll be left longing for more!


  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil, for cooking


  1. Prepare the shrimp: Rinse the shrimp under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. Mix the peeled and deveined shrimp with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Cook the shrimp: In a large skillet, heat a splash of olive oil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook until they turn pink, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a plate and set aside.

  3. Prepare the sauce: In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly, until fragrant.

  4. Deglaze the skillet: Stir in the chicken broth and lemon juice, scraping up any brown bits from the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce has slightly thickened.

  5. Finish the dish: Return the shrimp to the skillet and toss to coat in the sauce. Cook for another 1-2 minutes to ensure the shrimp has absorbed the flavors. Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

  6. Enjoy!: Serve your delicious garlic butter shrimp with your favorite side dish, rice or pasta, and a lemon wedge for an extra zesty touch!

Ways to Save Money on Ingredients

  • Buy frozen shrimp when it's on sale and defrost them when you're ready to cook.
  • Make use of store brand or generic versions of ingredients like chicken broth, butter, and olive oil.
  • Grow your own parsley and maybe other herbs you often use at home for extra freshness and savings!


So, there you have it! A delicious and budget-friendly garlic butter shrimp recipe that will leave everyone wanting more. Give it a try and don't forget to share your experience in the comments section below. We'd love to hear from you!

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