Garlic Butter Shrimp in White Wine

Garlic Butter Shrimp

We have always loved shrimp around here and this garlic butter shrimp, cooked in white wine, is no exception. The rich combination of flavors in the lemon garlic butter sauce is absolutely delicious!

Garlic butter shrimp is one of those family favorite meals that my boys cannot get enough of. While this recipe should generously serve four people, that really depends on if those people are growing boys. My boys could easily eat this all by themselves.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

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I must say that this is probably the easiest shrimp recipe that you will ever make. You only need a few simple ingredients and there are no complicated steps to follow. It is the ultimate 20-minute meal.

This is one of my favorite recipes for an easy weeknight meal, date nights, or even as an appetizer. Make lemon garlic shrimp pasta using angel hair pasta or zucchini noodles. Serve your shrimp with sides like green beans, mashed potatoes, or cauliflower rice. It is also delicious with nothing more than some crusty bread and a sprinkle of black pepper.

If you love this lemon garlic shrimp recipe, be sure to check out some of our other shrimp and wine inspired recipes like this Mushroom White Wine Sauce, Shrimp Skewers, or Spicy Mango Lollipop Shrimp (yes, they are as good as they sound).

Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe

We paired our shrimp with this (**link?) Gewurts from one of my favorite local wineries, See Ya Later Ranch, but you can use any white wine of your choosing. We actually used a cooking wine for this recipe.

Tip: save your favorite wine for drinking with this recipe, not for cooking with *wink*.

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Large Skillet

Paper towel


  • Clean and devein shrimp.
  • In a medium frying pan, soak shrimp in white wine.
  • Add green onion and cook over medium-high  heat until the shrimp are opaque.
  • Remove shrimp from the pan.
  • In the same pan, heat butter and garlic until it begins to brown.
  • Add shrimp and saute until coated in butter and heated through.
  • Top with a dash of fresh lemon juice and chives.
Garlic Butter Shrimp

We often serve these lemony garlic butter shrimp along with our Lemon Chipotle BBQ Salmon, with grilled asparagus on the side. Sounds amazing right?! Trust me, it is. And honestly, this dish is super easy to cook and tastes amazing!

Garlic Butter Shrimp


Tips and Tricks:

  • For even more fresh flavor, top your cooked shrimp with some fresh parsley or lemon zest. Add a bit of heat with red pepper flakes. You could even throw in a little Italian seasoning.
  • Olive oil may be used instead of butter.
  • If you are concerned about using wine in this recipe, switch it out with chicken broth instead.
  • The size of your shrimp will affect how quickly the shrimp cooks. Large shrimp will take a little longer. Medium shrimp will cook faster.
  • Overcooked shrimp can become tough and rubbery. For the best results, keep an eye on your shrimp as they cook and remove them from the pan as soon as they turn pink and opaque.
  • You can use frozen or fresh shrimp for this recipe. If you are using frozen shrimp, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of cold water for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy this easy lemon garlic shrimp as much as we do! What are some of your favorite shrimp recipes?

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Garlic Butter Shrimp in White Wine

These garlic butter shrimp in white wine are absolutely delicious and terribly easy to cook!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Author: Heather Painchaud
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 stalk green onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp chives diced (optional)


  • Prepare the shrimp.
  • In a medium frying pan, soak shrimp in white wine.
  • Add green onion and cook on medium until opaque.
  • Remove shrimp from pan.
  • In same pan heat butter and garlic until it begins to brown.
  • Add shrimp and saute until coated in butter and heated through.
  • Top with a dash of lemon juice and chives.
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