Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scampi
Today is a great day for this site because today I am posting the first shrimp recipe – Shrimp Scampi. The term scampi is often used in the US for the name of the word shrimp in many restaurants, so I guess shrimp scampi literally means “Shrimp Shrimp”?  There are many recipes for shrimp scampi out there, and almost all of them are basically made the same. The combination of white win, butter, and garlic and lemon juice goes nearly perfect with shrimp.  The combination of flavors just creates an outstanding dish. What’s also amazing is the amount of time it takes to make this recipe. If you wanted to you could almost literally have this on the table within 15-20 minutes. I usually serve the shrimp mixture on top of angel hair pasta, but you could also go with linguini or whatever you prefer. Sprinkling Parmesan cheese on top is a must! If you love the taste of shrimp you need to give this recipe for shrimp scampi a try – it’s fast, simple, and will easily impress almost anyone.
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2 lbs raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
1lb angel hair pasta (or linguini)
1 cup butter
2 shallots (minced)
8 garlic cloves (minced)
1/3 cup white wine
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ cup fresh parsley (chopped)
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: Cooking angel hair pasta or linguini according to package directions. Meanwhile, melt 1 cup of butter in a skillet. Add in shallots and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes stirring constantly (you don’t want them to burn)
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Step 2: Add shrimp and cook over medium heat (4-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, make you sure flip them over so both sides are cooked)
Step 3: Add wine, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for another minute or two and pour shrimp mixture over pasta and serve.
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12 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi Recipe”

  1. bbrian017 — May 7, 2008 @ 3:36 pm

    This looks so delicious! I don’t think my cooking skills could possibly allow for me to create such an amazing dish.

    I’ve only worked in the fast food industry!

  2. Bobby — May 8, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    bbrian – sure it could, give it a try. It’s actually really easy.

  3. Ashley — June 29, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    Loved this, it was so yummy. Thanks for having the recipe up!

  4. Bobby — June 30, 2008 @ 9:01 am

    Ashley – Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Ronnie — December 4, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

    looks A M A Z I N G! bought some shrimp today, and gonna make it for a special occasion for my girlfriend and I. keep up the good work and the awesome looking food! =)

  6. Russell — December 19, 2008 @ 11:28 am

    Since I’m from the New Orleans area, I tripled the black pepper and added about 1/2 tbs of red pepper. The family enjoyed it, it was gone in minutes 🙂

    Great recipe.

  7. Diane — February 22, 2009 @ 2:18 pm

    Is there not a receipe that you use corn starch to thicken sauce if so how much corn starch?

  8. Bobby — February 22, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

    Diane – You want to thicken the sauce? Mix 2 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and pour it into the sauce.

  9. Laurie — February 20, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    I am so excited to find this recipe! I wanted to make it tonight, and since I love your stuffed shells recipes (all I have tried so far!), I know this will be wonderful!

  10. Shaz — November 7, 2010 @ 11:21 am

    All your recipes are wonderfuI! i wanted to know if there’s any non-alcoholic substitute for the white wine?

  11. Bobby — November 7, 2010 @ 12:09 pm

    Shaz- try adding chicken broth.

  12. jumboshrimpp — October 14, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    I absolutely love Shrimp Scampi… The white wine with the garlic n butter!!!! Mouth watering.. Nothing like some succulent Shrimp Scampi.. I agree with both angel hair or linguine.. I recommend both. With a side of texas garlic cheese toast topped off with parmesan cheese!!!! Divine!:-) !:-) !

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