Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

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Skillet garlic butter steak and shrimp is pan-seared to tender and juicy perfection and slathered in garlic herb butter. This will be the best steak and shrimp that you EVER make!

There is a steak for every occasion! There are so many fantastic steak recipes on the site. Be sure also to try this steak and potatoes, these incredible steak bites or this perfect flank steak!

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

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Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

You can always count on a good steak recipe from me. You can thank my steak-loving son for that. We have it just about every single week! I love cooking up steak because it is so easy to make, and there are so many ways to cook it up! Because there are so many recipes, I can cook them often, and it will taste different every time! And in this recipe, you add in the shrimp plus some garlic butter and you’ve got yourself a meal to remember.

This meal uses all of your senses, and I’m here for it! Not only does this fill your house up with the most delicious smell, but that sizzle that your steak and shrimp make while cooking in your pan is unmatched. Then, you taste the final product, and your mouth will be watering for another bite. Not to mention that it makes it when you add shrimp to the meal, so there is something for everyone. Oh, and trust me when I say that I have perfected the garlic herb butter sauce. I am here to tell you… this will be the best steak and shrimp you EVER eat!

Ingredients for Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

Get ready to have a new favorite meal! This garlic butter steak and shrimp is going to blow you away! Plus, it’s simple to make. It doesn’t get much better than that! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

  • New York Strip Steaks: I like to make sure that my steaks are lean. 
  • Salt and Pepper: Use this to your discrestion to season the steak.
  • Olive Oil and Butter: The steak is cooked in oil and butter to give it some flavor and a perfect outside edge.
  • Large Shrimp: Make it easy on yourself by using peeled and deveined shrimp.
  • Garlic Cloves: If you don’t have any fresh garlic cloves then you can use minced garlic. ½ teaspoon equals about 1 clove of garlic.

Garlic Butter Compound:

  • Butter: Soften this to room temperature before making it.
  • Garlic Cloves: Just like for the steak, if you don’t have any fresh garlic cloves then you can use minced garlic. ½ teaspoon equals about 1 clove of garlic.
  • Thyme, Rosemary and Oregano: These should be fresh and chopped up to the most delicious flavor!

How to Make Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

This recipe is so easy and cooks up quickly! It’s a great dinner to make to impress any guests because it looks like you spent all day in the kitchen making it!

  1. Cook steak: Turn a medium sized skillet to high heat. Add the olive oil and butter and then 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. Once they are done then remove them and set aside on a plate.
  2. Add shrimp and butter: Reduce the skillet heat to medium. Add the shrimp and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until opaque. Put the steaks back to the skillet. Then, make the garlic butter compound. Mix the butter, garlic and fresh chopped herbs. Slather on top of steaks.
2 raw pieces of steak with seasoning on them.

What is the Best Pan for Cooking Steak?

A cast-iron pan is recommended for steaks. I used a cast iron pan for this garlic butter steak and shrimp, and it turned out amazing! Make sure the cast iron pan is well oiled and seasoned. You can also use a cast iron grill pan.

Steak cooking in a cast iron pan.

Cooking Temperatures for Steak

It’s important that you know how to cook a steak so that you get it cooked just how you and your guests like. Here is a temperature guide that you can follow.

  • 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
Shrimp cooking in a pan with seasonings.

What to Serve with Steak and Shrimp

This garlic butter steak and shrimp can go with just about anything! Add in some pasta, rolls and potatoes and you have yourself a meal that looks fancy and tastes absolutely delicious! Here are a few ideas for you to make with this!

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

What is the Best Steak for Pan Frying?

There are certain types of steak cuts that fry up better in a pan. These are a few that I would recommend cooking this way!

  • New York Steak
  • Rib-Eye Steak
  • Sirloin Steaks
  • Rump Steaks
  • Filet Steaks
Steak and shrimp bites on a fork.

Skillet Garlic Butter Steak and Shrimp

4.25 from 4 votes
Skillet garlic butter steak and shrimp is pan-seared to tender and juicy perfection and slathered in garlic herb butter. This will be the best steak and shrimp that you EVER make! 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 2 people

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

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
 

  • 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 the desired doneness. Mine took about 8 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium. Remove and set aside on a plate.
  • 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.

Notes

Updated on February 10, 2022
Originally Posted on January 27, 2019

Nutrition

Serves: 2

Serving1steakCalories699kcal (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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword steak and shrimp
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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. I’m not sure if I missed something, or the seasoning just isn’t my preference, but I couldn’t even finish 2 bites of this recipe. I’m not writing this to critique the person who came up with this, just giving a warning that if you don’t like a strong herbal taste, I wouldn’t waste my time making this. However, again, I could’ve just missed something within this recipe.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

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