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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi is a buttery, garlic main dish that's fast and easy to prepare. Serve it on pasta, rice or mashed potatoes for a satisfying dinner.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 256kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 pound Prepared pasta (Angel Hair, Linguine, Spaghetti) regular or gluten-free: cooked al dente according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 pound large or jumbo uncooked Shrimp peeled and deveined, tails on or off
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or Chicken Broth
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Combine the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Allow the butter to melt.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
  • Add shrimp. Cook 1-2 minutes per side (until shrimp is pinkDon’t overcook shrimp. Transfer shrimp to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
  • Pour the white wine (or broth), lemon juice and red pepper flakes into the skillet. Cook until the sauce has reduced by half (should take just a few minutes).
  • Return the shrimp to the skillet along with the parsley. Stir to combine. Spoon over the prepared pasta and serve!
    NOTE: for extra richness an addition 2 tablespoons of butter can be stirred into the sauce at the end before removing the shrimp from the skillet.
  • Garnish with some lemon slices or lemon zest if desired.


The nutritional information is for the shrimp scampi only not pasta or rice to serve it on.


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3mg