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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 the white wine, 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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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 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


  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)
  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)
  3. Add wine, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook for another minute or two and pour shrimp mixture over pasta and serve.


Recipe rating


Monday 14th of October 2013

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!:-) !:-) !


Sunday 7th of November 2010

Shaz- try adding chicken broth.


Sunday 7th of November 2010

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


Saturday 20th of February 2010

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!


Sunday 22nd of February 2009

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