Heat the butter in a frying pan, add the onion and garlic and sweat very gently for about 5 minutes until softened.
Turn up the heat and add the shrimp.
Stir round quickly for a couple of minutes until they're heated through and covered in garlic butter.
Divide between the serving plates, pouring any butter over the shrimp.
Serve immediately whilst hot.
To make a salsa salad, just dice what you would normally have - cucumber, tomato, pepper, avocado, radish, celery - I like to add some drained sweet corn kernels as well and some grated carrot.
It makes a very pleasant change from a plain salad and I find children are more likely to eat it.
You could add a tablespoon of vinaigrette, but sometimes, it's just nice to let the salad flavors mingle alone.
These quantities will serve 4 as a starter - a slice or two of brown bread and butter and a salad garnish will make this dinner party standard fayre.
If you double up quantities, it's enough for a lunch.
In this case, make a good side salad or salsa and some slices of crusty bread to mop up the buttery garlicky juices.
A finger bowl of hot water and lemon would be a nice touch if you're serving guests - the family can get up and wash their hands at the sink :-)
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By Liz Alderson
Super easy recipe for garlic shrimp. Makes a fabulous seafood appetizer that you can have ready in minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Main Ingredient: shrimp, garlic, butter