Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp is pan seared to tender and juicy perfection with shrimp and slathered in a garlic herb butter. This will be the best steak and shrimp that you EVER make!

There are so many amazing steak recipes on the site. Be sure to also try Garlic Herb Steak and Potatoes,  Creamy Garlic Steak Bites, or this Lemon Garlic Herb Flank Steak!

Steak and shrimp on a white plate with lemon slices on the side.

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

You can always count on a good steak recipe here on the blog. You can thank my steak loving son for that. We have it just about every single week. I love it because it is so easy to make. The steak only takes about 10 minutes and its on the dinner table. I love cooking steak and shrimp because it gives something for everyone. I have perfected the garlic herb butter sauce and I am here to tell you… this will be the best steak and shrimp you EVER eat!

What is the best pan for steaks?

A cast iron pan is recommended for steaks. Make sure the cast iron pan is well oiled and seasoned. You can also use a cast iron grill pan.

Steak with shrimp on the side in a cast iron pan.

What is the best steak for pan frying?

  • New York Steak
  • Rib-Eye Steak
  • Sirloin Steaks
  • Rump Steaks
  • Filet Steaks

How do you make skillet steak and shrimp?

  • Liberally season your steak of choice with salt and pepper.

2 raw pieces of steak with seasoning on them.

  • Turn a medium sized skillet to high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Add the steaks. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce heat to medium high. Cook the steaks to desired doneness. Mine took about 8 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium. Remove and set aside on a plate to rest.

Steak cooking in a cast iron pan.

  • Reduce the skillet heat to medium. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until opaque.

Shrimp cooking in a pan with seasonings.

  • Add the steaks back to the skillet. Make the garlic butter compound. Mix the butter, garlic and fresh chopped herbs. Slather on top of steaks.

Steak and shrimp resting in a cast iron pan with garlic butter on top of the steak.

Cooking Temperatures for Steak:

  • Rare: Temperature: 115°F; Remove when it reaches 110°F
  • Medium-Rare: Temperature: 125°F; Remove when it reaches 120°F
  • Medium: Temperature: 135°F; Remove when it reaches 130°F
  • Medium-Well: Temperature: 140°F; Remove when it reaches 135°F
  • Well Done: Temperature: 150°F; Remove when it reaches 145°F

What should I serve with steak?

Steak and shrimp bites on a fork.

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp is pan seared to tender and juicy perfection with shrimp and slathered in a garlic herb butter.  This will be the best steak and shrimp that you EVER make!  

Ingredients

  • 2 lean New York Steak strip steaks or steak of choice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper

Garlic Butter Compound:

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano chopped

Instructions

  1. Turn a medium sized skillet to high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. Add the steaks. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce heat to medium high. Cook the steaks to desired doneness. Mine took about 8 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  2. Reduce the skillet heat to medium. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until opaque. Add the steaks back to the skillet. Make the garlic butter compound. Mix the butter, garlic and fresh chopped herbs. Slather on top of steaks.

Nutrition Facts

Serves:

Calories699kcal (35%)Carbohydrates5g (2%)Protein94g (188%)Fat32g (49%)Saturated Fat10g (50%)Cholesterol1173mg (391%)Sodium3627mg (151%)Potassium399mg (11%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A445IU (9%)Vitamin C24.6mg (30%)Calcium706mg (71%)Iron10.7mg (59%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, and it was amazing!!! My daughter, who is my toughest critic, ate every last piece of this meal. At the end of her eating, all I heard was “that was good”. I also made the side dish of Parmesan roasted potatoes, that was suggested as a side dish. This might be the best meal I’ve ever made!!! Thank you.

  2. 5 stars
    I’m in awe on how good this turned out! If I could give this 10 stars I would. I did it a little different but sooo yummy

  3. Could this go over rice?? And for the butter sauce do the measurement double or triple if im making it like a gravy to go over the entire meal

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