Print

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

Description

Orange Brown Butter Shrimp – a 15 minute, 6 ingredient meal that’s nice enough for company!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • zest of one orange
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 lbs. raw shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter in a medium skillet over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the thyme leaves. Stir and simmer, keeping the heat low (it burns easily), for 5 minutes or until the butter reaches a golden brown color. Remove from heat and stir in the zest. Pour the butter into a small bowl and let it rest for a few minutes.
  2. In the same skillet, with a light coating of the butter remaining, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute. Add the raw shrimp and the chili powder; shake or toss in the pan for 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is no longer translucent. Serve with the butter and pasta, grains, rice, or a salad.

Notes

I used salted butter – it was very salty but I loved it. If you want to control the saltiness, choose unsalted butter and add salt to taste.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shrimp recipe, orange shrimp, butter shrimp