Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dinner for two? Look no further than this creamy garlic shrimp recipe! It’s quick to prepare, uses only a few simple ingredients, and is sure to be a weeknight hit. Serving more than two people? Simply multiply the recipe as needed. This delectable, one-pan dish uses shrimp, cream, butter, parmesan cheese, and other flavorful ingredients. So get ready to whip up something special tonight!


Creamy Garlic Shrimp for Two

A simple, delicious shrimp recipe that takes minutes to make!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword cream, garlic, seafood, shrimp
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 People


  • 300 grams raw shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon wedges for serving (optional)


  • Pat shrimp dry with paper towel and season with salt and pepper (to taste). Heat olive oil on medium in a fry pan or skillet and add shrimp. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until pink, and set aside on a plate.*
  • In the same skillet, melt butter on medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Pour in heavy cream and cook until it starts to thicken. Add parmesan cheese and stir until it has melted and the sauce is thick.
  • Remove sauce from heat and stir in the cooked shrimp.
  • Top with fresh parsley and juice from the fresh lemon (if using) before serving.


*Avoid crowding the shrimp in the pan to prevent overcooking! If needed, cook the shrimp in more than one batch.

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