Butter Garlic Shrimp & Veggies

Butter. Garlic. Shrimp! Beautiful words to our ears and put them together - we're in heaven! Butter Garlic Shrimp is hands down a classic and it's so easy to make! Add a few fresh veggies and you'll have your family thinking they walked in to a gourmet restaurant.

This recipe = 12-minute cook time + but the compliments will last forever!

Be sure you divide your butter and save some for the "finishing" phase (see video). I also recommend using fresh basil and parsley as this will truly bring your dish to life. Enjoy as-is (trust me, it may not make it past the "taste test"), or add to your favorite pasta. Bon appétit!

Watch the tutorial below and read on for the complete recipe.






  • 1 lb Shrimp (thawed)

  • 1 1/2 Cup Ali'i Mushrooms (also known as King Oyster Mushrooms, sliced)

  • 1/2 Cup Tomatoes (diced)

  • 1 Stick of Butter (divided)

  • 1 TBL Minced Garlic

  • 2 sprigs of Fresh Parsley (chopped)

  • 2 fresh Sweet Basil Leaves (chopped)


  1. Prep and cut your fresh veggies. Cut a stick of butter in half for 2 equal portions of 1/4 cup each. Turn on stove to medium heat and place a saute pan on the burner.

  2. Place one half of the butter in the pan. Allow butter to slowly heat and once melted, add in garlic. Be sure to "move" the garlic around in pan to avoid burning.

  3. After about 30 seconds, add Ali'i Mushrooms. Allow mushrooms to simmer in the butter and garlic for about 5-6 minutes, stirring periodically. Mushrooms should turn a slight golden brown color and will soak up most of the butter.

  4. Now, add the shrimp. Be sure to place shrimp in pan (as opposed to pouring it in) to avoid excess water. Saute for a couple of minutes then add in your fresh parsley and basil. Allow shrimp to cook, stirring generously for another 5 minutes or so. Shrimp should turn orange/white in color and loose its opacity to indicate it has cooked thoroughly.

  5. Take the remaining half of your butter and place in pan. Fold into all other ingredients and allow dish to simmer for another minute or so until all butter is melted.

  6. Remove from heat and enjoy! You can also squeeze a small drizzle of lemon juice on top for a kick of acidity to compliment the rich, creamy, buttery flavor.

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness. Be sure to cook your seafood thoroughly before eating.


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