Citrus Garlic Butter Shrimp Recipe for Your Next Party!

I love shrimp. It doesn't matter the kind or the size, as long as it is prepared just right! One of my favorite recipes, however, involves a very simple and tasty marinade that you may never have thought of. What is this special ingredient? Diet 7UP

That's right. The Citrus Garlic Butter Shrimp that's perfect for parties is a hit at my grown-up get-togethers. It really ups my social game, because it comes together in under an hour. (You can even make it in 30 minutes or less, if pressed for time.)

Here's how you make it. You'll need:

  • 1 pound of thawed shrimp, peeled and deveined (any size), raw 
  • 2 cups Diet 7UP 
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced) 

    Start by marinating the shrimp in the Diet 7UP. I just get a big plastic mixing bowl and soak them real good for 15-30 minutes. 

    Drain the shrimp. Meanwhile, heat the butter and garlic in a medium-high sauté pan. Add the drained shrimp and stir constantly, about 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is pink and cooked through but not tough. (When their little tails start to curl up, it's time!)

    Serve on a bed of lettuce and let guests serve themselves with a party fork. This is such a delicious way to cook shrimp. I can't explain how unique and delicate the citrus flavor is. The Diet 7UP also brings out the natural sweet and salty notes of the shrimp!

    Run out? No problem. If you keep Diet 7UP on hand, along with some shrimp in the freezer, you can whip this up anytime guests stop by. It's the perfect party recipe that makes social nights with friends feel special, but takes no fuss or mess at all!


  1. This looks so good! Check out my drink recipe:



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