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Shrimp Scampi


This is one of my favorite weeknight dinners. It's quick, simple & so tasty! This dish is always a big hit when I make it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian


  • Saute Pan


  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 3 TBSP Butter
  • 3 TBSP Minced Garlic or 5-6 cloves (minced)
  • 1 16 OZ Frozen Shrimp (or fresh) with tails on/off
  • ¼ TSP Salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ TSP Pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ TSP Red Pepper Flakes (to taste or optional)
  • ¼ CUP Chopped Parsley
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice (or ½ lemon squeezed)
  • ½ CUP White Wine/Broth


  • Heat olive oil and ½ the butter in large saute pan over medium heat until butter is slightly melted. Add in minced garlic and cook until fragrant (30 seconds to 1 minute).
  • Add in shrimp in a single layer and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook until they become slightly pink (1 minute or less). Then flip and season this side with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour in white wine/broth and with red pepper flakes (if you're using) and bring to a simmer (liquid should be reduced by about ½) and shrimp are completely pink. You want to make sure to not overcook the shrimp as they can become tough & rubbery.
  • Stir in remaining butter, lemon juice and ½ the parsley then remove from heat immeditaely.
  • Serve over rice, pasta, or spiralized veggies (if you're looking for a lighter fare).
  • Garnish with remaining parsley and some lemon wedges.


This recipe became one of my favorite go-to's while working because it is so quick and simple you really cannot go wrong! 
It's also great because you can switch out ingredients and replace them with ones that are more to your family's taste (reduce the amount of garlic, replace wine with broth, etc.). 
Keyword easy, pasta, quick, shrimp, simple