Butter Shrimp



250 gms medium size fresh suahe, washed

1/4 cup butter (do not use margarine, it will affect the flavor of the dish)

1 medium size white onion or 1/2 cup when minced

2 Tbps crushed garlic (or as much as you want)

1 stalk leeks or spring 1/4 cup spring onion cut into 2 inches in length

salt and pepper


  1. In a pan (frying pan will do) over medium heat, melt butter and add garlic. Cook until slightly brown.
  2. Add onion, and cook until transparent and caramelized
  3. Now add your shrimps, salt and pepper. Careful on the salt. If you use salted butter, you will need just a few dash of salt.

NOTE: Shrimp will release it’s natural juices so no need to add water.

  1. Simmer shrimp (covered) for about 3 to 5 minutes or until it changes color to bright orange. Keep an eye on your shrimp as you do not want it to overcook. Over cooked shrimps becomes tough and rubbery.
  2. Lastly, add your leeks or spring onion. Mix and remove from heat.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy with steamed rice.