Shrimp Scampi Recipe

shrimp scampi
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  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 10m

Nutritional Info

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Shrimp scampi sounds so gourmet, it must be difficult – right?

This easy shrimp scampi recipe will show you that fancy doesn’t mean difficult.

Shrimp Scampi

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  • 1 pound large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 4 - 6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine (optional - see Variations below)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


Step 1

Place butter and oil into large sauté pan and heat to melt the butter. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add wine, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and the shrimp. Cook until shrimp turn opaque or pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in parmesan cheese before serving.

Step 2

This is great served over angel hair pasta (or steamed rice if you prefer).

Tips and Variations:

  • This sauce cooks so quickly that to time the recipe perfectly, start the sauce just as you add the pasta to the cooking water. If you are using fresh pasta, which cooks much faster, put the pasta in the cooking water just after you have added the shrimp to the saucepan.
  • I add chopped cooked asparagus to my shrimp scampi recipe and add the cooked pasta right to the pan with the shrimp. The pasta gets basted with that wonderful sauce and is even better I think. Just add a salad and dinner is ready.
  • Some people say not to add parmesan cheese to a sauce with lemon. I say, it’s delicious – go for it. I add lots of parmesan cheese to this dish.
  • If you don’t have wine or don’t want to use it, add an equal amount of pasta cooking water to thin the sauce a bit.

Yummy with garlic and butter, this decadent recipe makes great company fair, but is just as easy to put on the table for your family any night of the week.

You can start with raw or precooked shrimp. If you are using the precooked variety, cook them just long enough to heat them. Of course that will coat them with that wonderful garlic butter sauce.

This recipe isn’t as unhealthy as health gurus might at first think. The shrimp is a lean protein, the garlic is super healthy for us, and so are the olive oil and lemon juice. Use as good a quality olive oil as you can afford.

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Comments (2)

  1. posted by Karen Ciancio on

    Great recipe – a definite keeper!

    by FatCatAnna from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    I’ve never made up such a simple recipe – many thanks for sharing it with us. I used precooked shrimp – which was my 1st time (usually use uncooked) – only change I made to this recipe was it was for 2 people – so kept ingredients same as for 4 – but used 1/2 lb of shrimp & 2 cups of sliced mushrooms. Sauteed the mushrooms 1st – then followed rest of instructions above adding some dried basil/oregano/anise for a bit more flavour. I cooked up spagettini – and served the shrimp mixture on top of that. Bowl linking good 🙂

  2. posted by Karen Ciancio on

    Delicious Shrimp Scampi!

    Originally submitted by Maria from BC Canada:

    hi there, i tried this recipie its deliciosssssssssssssss very very good god bless u for sharing it with us.

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