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Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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Shrimp Scampi
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  • READY IN 25 mins

Shrimp Scampi

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"A simple but elegant shrimp dish. Combine it with garlic bread and a salad for a delicious dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir in pasta and return pot to boil. Cook until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and shrimp. Cook, stirring constantly, for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in wine and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 seconds while stirring constantly.
  4. Mix shrimp with drained pasta in a serving bowl. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 20, 2003

A little different than my on version. A step up. I recomend if you wish to cut the fat to use half the butter and a quarter cup of olive oil. The oil also helps to keep the butter from burning.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 20, 2009

I made a few changes, as this is a standard version of a classic dish. Partially cook the shrimp in a mixture of EVOO and butter over high heat. Remove from pan. Lower the heat, add the garlic, (I also add shallots,) cook till fragrant, add wine, juice of one lemon, return the shrimp, adjust the S&P, add parsley and serve over rice.

Jan 16, 2004

This is a very tasty but simple recipe. I had some frozen, cooked jumbo shrimp in the freezer, so I just used those and cooked them until heated through. If you use the full amount of wine, you will need to reduce it to about half to achieve the best flavor and consistency. Also, I wanted a more intense garlic flavor, so I made the garlic butter a day ahead and added a pinch of salt. I also added 1 cup broccoli and 1/4 cup freshly roasted red peppers to the pasta to make this a one dish meal. I will try adding asparagus next time.

Nov 09, 2006

Just read some of the can reviewers say they did not like the recipe when the reviewers change the recipe. You can't review an opinion if you don't make it correctly. I followed a few of the reviews that said the wine was too much. I cut back on the wine and it was wonderful. I only use whole wheat pasta for health reason. Found it to be pretty good.

Jan 11, 2006

This was a really good dish! It tastes similar to a dish from TGI Friday's. I used 1/2 cup wine and 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice. This recipe is a keeper.

Jul 23, 2003

Many moons ago my mother-in-law, who was my boss at the time, played cupid and asked me over for dinner with the intention of introducing me to her son. She made shrimp creole that evening, we had a great time and the rest is history. So, every year, on our "meeting anniversary", I make some sort of shrimp dish. We really enjoyed this version of scampi. I've never used wine in my butter sauce and it added a nice flavor, although I did cut back to about half a cup. I used a whole head of garlic and also added some olive oil to the butter. Very nice Robin and thanks!

May 27, 2003

What a great recipie! I cleaned the shrimp the day before and marinated them in the wine and garlic overnight. I also diced a tomato and added it at the last minute for some more color. Overall an awesome dish! Thanks Robin!

Jan 26, 2007

Excellent and simple Italian lovers receipe!!! My boyfriend and I loved it. Based on reviews and knowing our tastes doubled the garlic and lemon, added about 2 tbs of Italian Seasoning mix for extra flavor and diced plum tomates for color and contrast. Wonderful base recipe and very easilly tailored to ones personal tastes.


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  • Calories
  • 606 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 247 mg
  • 82%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 680 mg
  • 27%

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

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