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Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

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"Marinated in olive oil, wine, garlic, and lemon zest, large shrimp are quickly pan fried in hot butter, simmered briefly, and tossed with angel hair pasta."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    1 hr 15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow bowl.
  2. For marinade, combine olive oil, wine, garlic, lemon zest, salt, crushed red pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl. Pour marinade over shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Drain shrimp, reserving marinade. Melt butter over medium heat in an extra-large skillet. Cook shrimp in hot butter for 3 to 5 minutes or until shrimp are opaque. Add reserved marinade and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Cook pasta according to package directions in a large pot; drain. Return pasta to pot. Add shrimp mixture; toss to combine. Serve with lemon wedges and fresh basil.
  5. [Cleaning tip: Once the stove top is cool, wipe up any oil splatters or spills with Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes**.]
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  • *Tip:
  • To peel shrimp: Use your fingers to open the shell lengthwise down the body's underside. Starting at the head end, peel the shell back from the body. Then gently pull on the tail portion of the shell and remove it. To devein shrimp, use a sharp knife to make a shallow slit along the shrimp's back from the head end to the tail. Rinse under cold running water to remove the vein, using the tip of a knife, if necessary.
  • **Use as directed. For surfaces that may come in contact with food, a potable water rinse is required.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2013

My family loves this recipe! My husband claims this is restaurant-quality shrimp scampi and the best version he's ever had! It's got a lot of flavor but is not overly spicy. I have a 7- and 6-year-old and they both loved it as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 14, 2015

Not very good and instructions don't allow the alcohol to cook off. Shrimp came out chewy(wasn't precooked) and the sauce was bland.

Aug 22, 2014

My wife was sick so I finally got to eat what I like. She doesn't eat seafood so I took advantage. Researching at the last minute I found this recipe. I substituted a lime for the lemon and didn't have wine so I drank a gin martini instead. The spicy shrimp makes it! Even when only marinating for 10 minutes. My kids kept coming back for more. I'll definitely do this recipe again!

Dec 28, 2013

Flavorful & delicious!

Jun 02, 2014

Like others have said, this is absolutely restaurant quality. We go to shore every year and relish in the fresh seafood there, but this tops dish tops even those restaurants' takes on shrimp scampi. I followed the recipe exactly except at the end I added some chopped fresh tomatoes and fresh basil - took it over the top! This is the second time I've made it and my husband raves about it. This'll be a regular for us in the sweltering summer days that call for lighter fare.

Jun 05, 2014

Good recipe, repeat requested. I did change a couple things. I used precooked and deveined shrimp, substituted apple juice for the wine and did not marinate but used the marinade as a sauce and sauteed the shrimp in it. It was very good.Like Family requested I add it to my recipe book which is a big deal in my house.

Apr 30, 2014

Love this recipe but added fresh broccoli (lightly steamed) and much more lemon at the end. So tasty!

Sep 12, 2013

Easy and delicious recipe! Had a lil spice to it but my 7 year old was still able to eat it and loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 409 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 241 mg
  • 80%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 31.6 g
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 602 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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