Buttered Garlic Shrimp  

Posted by kryzteta in

***This post is dedicated to my brother, Mark.

As I was preparing my bazaar stall last Friday night, I received a text message from Mark asking me how to cook Buttered Shrimp. That was around 7pm. It was hot and I was in a hurry so I thought of just answering him right after I finish. I totally forgot and only remembered around 11pm. My brain was visualizing Mark staring at a platter of uncooked shrimp waiting for my answer. lol!

So here it is Marky!


1tbsp. oil
1 whole garlic head, minced 1/4 cup butter in other words just 1/4 of a whole slab of butter 2 packets of catsup, I know you have plenty of those lying around (the ones you get from take outs) 1/2 kg shrimp
3tbsp. sugar
1tbsp. salt
a packet of chili sauce is optional


1. Make sure that your pan is hot before you put the oil. I don't know why but that's just a habit. lol!
2. Put garlic as soon as you see the oil sizzling.
3. Add in butter when garlic turns light brown.
4. As the butter melt add in catsup, sugar, salt and chili sauce.
5. Mix mix.
6. Add shrimps when the butter has melted and is completely mixed with the catsup.
7. Don't mix. After 3 minutes turn the shrimp to it's other side.
8. Taste. You can add more sugar if you want it sweeter.
9. Let it simmer for 5 minutes over low heat.

That's it! Here's a pic from our lunch today.