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Tender shrimp, butter-y + garlicky sauce... this Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe is simply perfect! showmetheyummy.com #shrimpscampi #easydinner
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5 from 9 votes

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Tender shrimp, butter-y + garlicky sauce... this Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe is simply perfect!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: easy, garlic butter sauce, shrimp
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 316kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 1 pound large raw shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine I used Chardonnay
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley I used cilantro
  • 1 pound Spaghetti, linguini or angel hair pasta optional (I served over linguini)


  • Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towel; set aside.
  • Melt butter and olive oil in a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Reduce heat and add garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute on low heat about 5 minutes.
  • Raise heat to high and when oil is hot, immediately add shrimp. Toss the shrimp around constantly, until they turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Add wine to pan to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pan. Saute 1 minute to let alcohol burn off slightly.
  • Remove pan from heat. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest and chopped parsley.
  • Return pan to high heat and saute for a minute or two or until butter sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Serve immediately in bowls with juice poured over.
  • Serve over spaghetti, linguini or angel hair pasta, if you wish.


Recipe printed with permission from Food From Our Ancestors: The Ultimate Italian Sunday Dinner.
Nutritional information does not include pasta.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 211mg | Sodium: 978mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 1.7mg