In Memory Of Karen Nicole Smith, 1972 - 2016

Caribbean Compound Butter Shrimp.

Hot on the heels of the Caribbean Compound Butter recipe I shared a couple days back, here’s the amazing shrimp recipe I promised. Succulent shrimp with deep flavors of butter and the Caribbean. WARNING! …your family and friends will DEMAND you make on the regular. Take the glory, Uncle Chrs doh mind.

You’ll Need…


1 lb shrimp (medium size | 36:40)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon Caribbean Compound Butter
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
1/2 lemon (juice)

  • juice of a lime or lemon to wash the shrimp

Place the cleaned/deveind and washed shrimp (I like washing them in cool water with the juice of a lime or lemon and then drain) in a bowl, followed by the salt, black pepper and smoked paprika. Stir well with the olive oil.

I used a cast iron pan as I like the even way it heats up. However, any pan will work. Medium heat, then add the shrimp to the pot. Since we coated the shrimp with the olive oil, we’re using a dry pan. Make sure you stir them and cook for about one minute. They will curl and change color.

Add the compound butter (straight from the freezer) and stir well to coat the shrimp with that herb buttery goodness. It will take on a sort of creamy consistency.

2 minutes later and the shrimp will be perfect. Turn off the stove, toss in the lemon juice and chopped parsley.

Note! I added a chopped bird’s eye pepper at the end for an additional KICK to the shrimp (optional).

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  1. Samantha
    August 23, 2020 / 3:08 am

    Made this last night to go with some veggies. I added some broccoli, onions, and pimento to this dish. Came out pretty good, I enjoyed it and was simple to make. Thanks Chris!

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