Shrimp with Chile-Lemon Butter

Succulent shrimp cooked in butter and garlic and splashed with a lemon and wine sauce is a simple, satisfying meal.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 5-6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 1 red Fresno chili pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound peeled, deveined jumbo shrimp
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1/3-1/2 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or 1/3 cup dry vermouth
  • Juice of 1 lemon


In a large skillet, heat the EVOO, two turns of the pan, over medium to medium-high heat and melt the butter into it. Add the garlic, chili and shrimp and toss them together in the pan until the shrimp are opaque and firm. Season with sea salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the parsley.

Deglaze the pan with the wine or vermouth and douse the shrimp with the lemon juice.

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