Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a classic Italian dish that features succulent shrimp cooked in a flavorful garlic, butter, and white wine sauce. This dish is quick and easy to make, perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. The tender shrimp and aromatic sauce make for a delicious combination that will surely impress your taste buds. Let's get cooking!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 15 mins 25 mins 4 servings


  • 1 pound (454 g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons (56 g) unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) white wine
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (15 g) chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread, for serving

Cooking Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  2. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the shrimp to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Add the red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add the cooked shrimp back into the skillet. Stir well to coat the shrimp with the sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the shrimp are heated through.
  5. Remove the skillet from the heat and drizzle the olive oil over the shrimp scampi. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and toss gently to combine.
  6. Serve the shrimp scampi over cooked pasta or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions:

  • Shrimp scampi is best served immediately while it's still hot and fresh.
  • Serve it over linguine or spaghetti for a classic presentation.
  • Pair it with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a well-rounded meal.
  • This dish is perfect for a romantic dinner, family gatherings, or even a dinner party with friends.

Now you have a fantastic recipe for shrimp scampi that will surely become a favorite in your household. Enjoy the flavors of the sea with this delightful and easy-to-make dish!

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