shrimp with butter and leeks

Shrimp with Butter and Leeks Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes and combines the mild, grassy taste of leeks and herbs in a buttery sauce. We love it over couscous but it goes great over rice, tossed with some pasta or even on its own with some crusty bread on the side.


  • 1 pound of shrimp
  • 1/2 cup of leeks, finely sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of your choice of parsley, mint or cilantro
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)


  1. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat and cook the leeks until softened, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic to the leeks and cook for another minute
  4. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook until pink and firm
  5. Serve over couscous, basmati rice or pasta
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 262mgSodium: 1299mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 27g
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Dani Conde

I'm a Software Developer, a Home Chef and a mom. I was born and raised in the beautiful coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Georgia State University and a bootcamp certificate for Software Development from Georgia Tech (I worked at Turner Broadcasting for 10 years before switching careers). I currently reside in Georgia with my husband and 2 kids. When I'm not working, I love to travel to the beach and cook for my family.