Butter, Garlic Shrimp Recipe

January 21, 2017
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Butter, Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Butter, Garlic Shrimp Recipe is so easy and quick to prepare but tastes so good that many restaurants include this on their regular menu like the night markets, better known as “Dampa”.   This is the reason why some call this dish as Dampa Shrimp.

The traditional way of preparing  this Butter, Garlic Shrimp is by marinating the shrimp into Lemon or Orange Soda then stir fry it using butter with lots of garlic.  You can serve as an appetizer with your favorite alcoholic beverages or  beer as pulutan.

Butter Garlic Shrimp Recipe

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Butter, Garlic Shrimp Ingredients


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Butter Garlic Shrimp Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Seafood
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 2
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 1/4 kilo shrimp
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped for garnish
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes optional
  • 1 cup lemon or orange soda
  • salt to taste


  • In a deep bowl, pour the Lemon or Orange Soda then add the shrimp.
  • Marinate the shrimp in soda for about 15 to 30 minutes.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan and apply heat until hot enough to cook the garlic
  • Add the garlic and cook until the color turns to golden brown
  • Add the shrimp and then cook until the color turns orange.
  • Pour the remaining lemon or orange soda marinade.
  • Turn the fire to low then simmer until the liquid evaporates completely.
  • Add ground black pepper, chili flakes and salt as needed.
  • Sprinkle with scallions on top.
  • Serve hot with steamed rice or your favorite beer.


Butter Garlic Shrimp Recipe


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    March 7, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Looks really good

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    Kimberly Flickinger

    April 20, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    This butter garlic shrimp recipe sounds very delicious, will definitely have to try this recipe on my family, we love shrimp.

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    Amber Ludwig

    March 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Mmmm!! These look delish!! I am such a sucker for shrimp!! Im not sure I could cook them with their little heads still one though lol!!

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    March 11, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    I’d love to cook shrimp with the shells on like this, I know it gives a lot more flavour.

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    Kimberly Flickinger

    March 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    This butter garlic shrimp recipe looks easy to follow and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.

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    Pat F

    February 16, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    this looks tasty… may have to pin it !

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    Bethany Stout
    February 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    This looks amazing. I will have to try it sometime.

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    Calvin F.

    February 2, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    The best shrimp dish . I really love combining garlic and shrimp together.

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    Carole D.

    January 31, 2017 at 10:50 am

    The shrimp looks so delicious and easy to make!

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    January 25, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    This shrimp looks absolute irresistible!

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      Ed Joven
      January 25, 2017 at 11:33 pm

      Yes it is, and very delicious! Thank you for dropping by Marcie!

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    Amber Ludwig

    January 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Ooooh Ive been craving shrimp like crazy lately!! This sounds like its fantastic!!

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    gloria patterson

    January 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    For some stupid reason I always overcook my shrimp…… going to try this and see how I do

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    Betsy Barnes

    January 23, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I love how easy! I will definitely give this a try!

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    Sarah L

    January 23, 2017 at 1:00 am

    I love garlic shrimp. This recipe looks delicious.

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    Judy Thomas

    January 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    The shrimp looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

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    Agnes Dela Cruz

    January 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    The shrimp recipe that is so easy to do. When you can get the freshest shrimp in the market you can taste how sweet the meat of the shrimp which is my daughter’s favorite.

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