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Skillet Shrimp in 10 Minutes or Less

Make tender, perfectly cooked shrimp every single time using this easy skillet shrimp recipe that's ready in 10 minutes or less!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169kcal


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined, tail on or off


  • Melt butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat
  • Add olive oil to pan and swirl to combine with butter and coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Arrange shrimp in the pan in a single layer. 
  • Cook shrimp over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes and then flip shrimp to the other side.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes more or until shrimp are cooked through and pink.
  • Quickly toss to coat with sauce and remove from pan to enjoy.



Note: The nutritional estimate assumes that ALL oil and butter is consumed. No adjustments have been made for amounts that are left in the pan.


Calories: 169kcal | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 906mg | Potassium: 90mg | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2.4mg