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Buttery Peppered Shrimp

A quick, easy and delicious appetizer or add vegetables to make it a meal.

Course Appetizer
Keyword Best Garlic Peppered Shrimps, Buttered Shrimps, Peppered Shrimps, Shrimps
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Yasmin Rasheed


  • 1 - 1/2 pounds extra large wild or organic shrimps cleaned and deveined with tails on
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle pepper flakes
  • 5 sprigs Of fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Rinse and dry the shrimps thoroughly. Season with the garlic, salt and black pepper. 

  2. In a large frying or sauté pan, heat the butter over medium flame. 

  3. Add the chipotle pepper flakes and thyme sprigs. Sauté for one to two minutes until fragrant. 

  4. Turn the heat to high. Add the shrimps and stir  to coat with the pepper flakes. Cook the shrimps for 3 to 4 minutes until it is no longer pink - stirring 2 to 3 times. 

    Note: Do not overcook the shrimps as it will become tough. 

  5. Plate. Serve hot. Enjoy. 

Recipe Notes

Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be substituted for butter. You can also use any choice of red pepper flakes.