This Orange Brown Butter Shrimp is make in 15 minute, 6 ingredient meal that's nice enough for company!
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
zest of one orange
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 lbs. raw shrimp
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the butter in a medium skillet over low heat. When the butter is melted, add the thyme leaves. Stir and simmer, keeping the heat low (it burns easily), for 5 minutes or until the butter reaches a golden brown color.
Remove from heat and stir in the zest. Pour the butter into a small bowl and let it rest for a few minutes.
In the same skillet, with a light coating of the butter remaining, add the garlic and saute for 1 minute.
Add the raw shrimp and the chili powder; shake or toss in the pan for 3-5 minutes or until the shrimp is no longer translucent.
Serve with the butter and pasta, grains, rice, or a salad.
I used salted butter – it was very salty but I loved it. If you want to control the saltiness, choose unsalted butter and add salt to taste.