Shrimp Scampi


Novice Foodie
I'm a huge fan of shrimp, but I can't seem to make a perfect sauce :( Luckily I've found this recipe out there and it's called, Shrimp Scampi! Below is the step-by-step guide on how to make it!

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  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup white wine (such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooked pasta (such as linguine or spaghetti), for serving
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Prepare the Shrimp:
    • Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Cook the Shrimp:
    • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • Add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for about 2 minutes per side until pink and opaque. Remove the cooked shrimp from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Make the Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
    • Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the skillet. Cook for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant, being careful not to burn it.
  4. Deglaze the Pan:
    • Pour in the white wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon.
    • Let the wine simmer for 2-3 minutes until slightly reduced.
  5. Finish the Dish:
    • Add the cooked shrimp back to the skillet.
    • Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped parsley. Toss everything together gently to coat the shrimp with the sauce.
    • Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt, pepper, or red pepper flakes if needed.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve the shrimp scampi over cooked pasta.
    • Garnish with additional chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
    • Enjoy your flavorful shrimp scampi with a slice of crusty bread or a side salad.
This shrimp scampi recipe is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. The combination of garlic, butter, white wine, and lemon creates a delicious sauce that complements the tender shrimp beautifully. Buon appetito!
Shrimp Scampi is like a warm hug on a plate! The juicy shrimp in that garlicky, buttery sauce just makes everything feel better.