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Making broiled shrimp is not only super quick and easy, but this recipe makes the most deliciously tender, flavorful shrimp! Toss in a garlicky butter with just the right amount of spices, this is my family’s favorite way to make shrimp. Serve them over pasta, salad, or on their own… they’re that good!

Garlicky, buttery broiled shrimp in a roasting pan on a pink tablecloth.

🦐 What Makes This Recipe So Good

  • This broiled shrimp is every bit as incredible as a dish you’d order at a seafood restaurant. The shrimp are coated with butter, garlic, parsley, red pepper, and paprika. Deliciously flavored, and cooked to perfection!
  • It’s quick and easy, which is a great choice for busy weeknights. They’re also a wonderful choice if you want a quick and delicious main course for date night or company. Just a few steps stand between you and the most delicious garlicky broiled shrimp.
  • Because of the short cook time, it’s easy to broil multiple batches. This works especially well if you are planning to serve this garlicky broiled shrimp as a main course for a larger group.

👩‍🍳 Chef’s Tips

  • If you have access to fresh shrimp, choose fresh. If not, frozen shrimp works well. Leaving the tails on is up to you, but buy shrimp that’s already peeled and deveined, as it keeps the process quick and easy.
  • Don’t overcook the shrimp! As soon as they turn white and are no longer opaque, they are done! Placing them in a single layer ensures even cooking. The broiler works quickly and effectively, which is what makes this garlicky shrimp so great.
Close-up of garlicky broiled shrimp on a platter.

🐟 More Delicious Seafood Recipes

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 1 vote

Garlicky Broiled Shrimp

Prep 15 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 20 minutes
Quick, easy, tender, and flavorful! The perfectly spiced garlic butter puts these broiled shrimp over the top, making them absolutely restaurant-quality.
4 servings


  • Large bowl
  • Large wooden spoon
  • large baking sheet
  • Spatula


For the Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined; see Notes
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley or ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt to taste
  • freshly cracked black pepper to taste

Serving Suggestions (All Optional)

  • 4 lemon wedges
  • melted butter


  • Position oven rack 7 inches from heating element. Preheat broiler.
  • Place shrimp in large bowl. Add all ingredients and use wooden spoon to coat shrimp.
  • Pour seasoned shrimp onto baking sheet, arrange in single layer. Do not overcrowd baking sheet.
  • Place baking sheet in oven. Broil 3 to 4 minutes, flipping shrimp over once with spatula or tongs. Broil until shrimp is white and no longer opaque. This will only take 3 to 4 minutes total.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven, and serve shrimp immediately as desired.
  • Make it Whole30/Paleo: Use ghee or neutral oil instead of butter.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 105calProtein: 0.3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 21mgTotal Carbs: 1gFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1gNet Carbs: 1gVitamin A: 610IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.1mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. Avatar Elizabeth Heiduschka says:

    Very tasty shrimp dish. Easy to make. Not much time involved to prepare it. Made Mexican rice with it.5 stars

    1. Avatar Jessica | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Ooh, Mexican rice sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth! 😊

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