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Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

Served in a fragrant pool, this Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce is a delightful way to enjoy your favorite seafood. Try serving it alongside pasta and roasted veggies.

Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

A few weeks ago, I made dinner for my young children, Will and Paige. It was something balanced with some meat, veggies, pasta and the like. It was a classic Will and Paige meal: something simple, but tasty, with a healthy-sized serving of pasta.

For me, I quickly whipped up some shrimp encrusted with Romano cheese.

I don’t usually make different meals for the children and me, but I really wanted shrimp.

Will took one look at my plate and requested a taste. Then another taste. Then another. Before I knew it, he’d eaten his food and half of mine.

He had never eaten shrimp before but one single taste left him positively smitten with the meaty little sea-dwellers.

And that, my friends, is how my young son discovered the joy that is shrimp.

This recipe is for another delightful recipe that I’ve been making recently.

A broth is made from butter, garlic and white wine — a rich trio that feels so luxurious in the mouth. Cooked shrimp are simmered in it to warm up. Then it’s ready to serve.

This is a great recipe for those who haven’t made shrimp before but love them, because it’s so low-pressure. Since the shrimp are already cooked, you don’t have to worry about figuring out when they are done. Plus, it’s the epitome of quick and easy cooking.

Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce is a dish to fall in love with.

Is it terrible that I secretly wished Will wouldn’t finish his serving when I made this recently? Is it even worse that I was disappointed when he cleaned his plate?

It’s true. I was. But this dish is just oh-so-good. Truly.

Looking for other quick and easy ideas for enjoying shrimp? Lemon Garlic Shrimp One Pot Pasta, Garlic Ginger Broiled Shrimp and Shrimp Salad Soft Tacos are all good options.

Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

Yield: 4 servings as a side dish or appetizer
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These shrimp are fantastic with pasta. Don’t be afraid to sop up the sauce with bread or even let it inch into your pasta. It is mouthwatering good.


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 oz frozen cooked large shrimp – peeled and tails removed
  • salt


  1. Combine the wine, butter and garlic in a medium skillet. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the shrimp and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Uncover, sprinkle with salt and cook for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  3. Devour.


Wednesday 20th of June 2012

Cant wait to make this for my family tonight

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Thursday 8th of July 2010

[...] despite the sour fish counter worker, this pasta was fantastic. I adapted it from my recipe for Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce, adding gorgonzola to make a lovely, creamy sauced pasta. The gorgonzola melts into the delicate [...]


Thursday 9th of July 2009

I made both the shrimp and the Two Pepper Pasta for dinner tonight. Both were delicious!


Wednesday 27th of May 2009

I love a dish that is so simple to make, but hard to stop eating! I don't blame you for wishing he'd leave a bit extra for you... I find myself doing that once in awhile with my kids!

Cate O'Malley

Tuesday 26th of May 2009

Sounds delicious!

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