Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Shrimp Scampi is an absolutely delicious meal made with shrimp, butter, garlic, white wine, lemon juice, parsley, and pasta. This quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect served with garlic bread and a glass of white wine.

garlic shrimp scampi in a white dish

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With juicy shrimp, buttery linguine and fresh garlic, this Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a homemade dish your whole family will love.  

This recipe is best served with freshly made Rosemary Focaccia and Classic Broccoli Salad. It’s a perfect weeknight dinner or a romantic date night in meal!

Ingredients to Make Garlic Shrimp Scampi

  • shrimp 
  • butter
  • garlic  
  • white wine
  • lemon juice
  • fresh parsley
  • linguine

How to Make Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Next, add the garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes or until soft. aAdd shrimp and cook over medium heat until shrimp turns pink, about 4 minutes. Add wine, lemon juice and parsley. Simmer for about 2 minutes. Toss with linguine and serve.

garlic shrimp scampi in a pan

Tips & Notes

Substitutions

This garlic shrimp scampi recipe is easily adaptable to make exactly how you’d like. Here are some options and suggestions to make this the best garlic shrimp scampi you’ve ever had. 

  • Pasta: Use angel hair pasta in place of linguine. It cooks faster than linguine, so keep an eye on it while boiling. 
  • Gluten Free: Try zucchini noodles instead of pasta for a gluten-free meal.  
  • Shrimp: Use chicken instead of shrimp if you prefer or are allergic to seafood. 
  • Butter: Olive oil can be substituted for butter if preferred.

How to Serve

This garlic shrimp scampi recipe has a rich and flavorful sauce that is perfect when served over pasta. 
Pair this scampi with desserts that go well with it, like No-Bake Strawberry Dessert or Lemon Dream Cake.   

How to Store Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Refrigerator: Keep any leftover garlic scampi in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three days. Heat your leftovers in a skillet for lunch or dinner the next night. 
Freezer: If you need to save this meal for longer than a couple of days, you can freeze the shrimp and sauce in an airtight container for up to three months. Allow it to defrost in the refrigerator overnight. When you’re ready to eat, make a fresh batch of pasta to serve it over.  

FAQs

What can I add to shrimp scampi?

To make this dish even more filling, you can add fresh summer vegetables like yellow squash, zucchini, artichokes, or sliced cherry tomatoes.

What is creamy scampi sauce made of?

The sauce in this recipe isn’t creamy, but you can easily make it so by adding heavy whipping cream.

What’s the difference between scampi and alfredo?

Scampi is often made with white wine, while alfredo is made with cream.

garlic shrimp scampi served on a white plate with a gold fork
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garlic shrimp scampi in a white dish

Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Shrimp Scampi is an absolutely delicious meal made with shrimp, butter, garlic, white wine, lemon juice, parsley, and pasta. This quick and easy weeknight meal is perfect served with garlic bread and a glass of white wine.
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium shrimp
  • ½ cup butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces linguine cooked

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add shrimp and cook over medium heat until shrimp turns pink, about 4 minutes. Add wine, parsley and lemon juice. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Add cooked linguine and toss until pasta is covered in sauce.
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 servings

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