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Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce

A few weeks ago, I made dinner for Will and Paige – something balanced with some meat, veggies, pasta and the like. It was a Will and Paige meal: something simple, but tasty, with a healthy sized serving of pasta. For me, I quickly whipped up some Romano encrusted shrimp (I really need to share that recipe too).

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.

Earlier this week, when I went to go make myself some shrimp with dinner, I was smart and made a lot more … and after taking one bite of this recipe for Shrimp in White Wine and Garlic Sauce I was in love.

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

It’s true. I was. But these are just oh so good. Truly.

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 shrimp, large – tails off, preferably
  • 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.

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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!