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Ultimate Shrimp Scampi Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Ultimate Shrimp Scampi

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"This delicious shrimp recipe will melt in your mouth. The addition of avocado and Asiago cheese takes it to the next level!"

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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    40 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the angel hair pasta, and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and white wine. Once the mixture begins to bubble, increase the heat to medium-high, and stir in the shrimp. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink, and are no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes.
  3. Serve the scampi over a bed of angel hair pasta, and sprinkle with Asiago cheese and avocado to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 13, 2008

I like a "wetter" dish but did not want all that butter. A good trick is to reserve some of the pasta water, after cooking, and add that in to final dish. This works great for a lot of pasta recipes. If the finished product is a little dry the pasta water works wonders wihtout adding more butter, cream, etc.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 18, 2011

I wasn't entirely pleased with this recipe. The sauce came out watery and I expected it to be thicker. The cheese was also a bit overpowering. The avocado was a nice touch but the shrimp didn't really retain the flavour of the sauce- that might have been because it was precooked though.

Jul 16, 2008

This was an excellent and easy recipe for someone who has never made scampi before. It was easy to follow and came out delicious. My only remark is that when we added the wine, we turned the heat up for a couple of minutes to high to cook out the alcohol and leave the flavor. We did this before adding the shrimp to avoid the shrimp absorbing the alcohol. We served it on a bed of spinach leaves to add some color and it was very presentable. It was also easy to half for 2 people (1/2 stick of butter, 1 lemon squeezed, dash of worshishire, 1 teaspoon of the wine, 1 tbs of fresh parsley, 1/4 white onion). One note is no matter how strange it may sound, the avocado is essential. It really adds to the dish and works wonderfully. I like tomatoes in my scampi so I added some but it did not work very well after all.

Jul 01, 2008

One word - AWESOME! The 1 Tablespoon of salt has to be a typo, I added 1 teaspoon and it was plenty. Didn't have any wine so I omitted that and used Parmesan cheese (freshly grated) instead of the Asiago. Super fast and easy to make. LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

Aug 13, 2010

Really great Scampi!! I have been looking for a traditional shrimp scampi recipie and this is it. My wife said that is the best thing I have cooked for a while and since I retired, I have been doing most of the cooking. I, of course, made a few changes. Two more cloves of garlic and 1/4 cup of white wine. I also cut the butter by 2/3ds and replaced it with olive oil. Really good!!!

Jul 03, 2008

I know this is wrong for rating it although I changed the recipe to suit my taste. I did everything in the begining like the recipe stated. Where I changed it was I added cilantro instead of parsley and added tomatoes. IT gave it a totally different flavor, but I prefered it that way.

Aug 10, 2009

forget the avocado unless you like it. this is the scampi recipe on this site. so easy and quick! company quality!!

Aug 26, 2008

Delicious! The avocado really complements the shrimp. I've tossed out my old shrimp scampi recipe in favor of this one.


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  • Calories
  • 792 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 72.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 246 mg
  • 82%
  • Fat
  • 41.3 g
  • 64%
  • Fiber
  • 9.3 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 36.1 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 1345 mg
  • 54%

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

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