Garlic Shrimp Scampi

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Garlic Shrimp Scampi is an absolutely delicious meal made with shrimp, butter, garlic, shallots, white wine, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, 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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With juicy shrimp, buttery linguine and fresh garlic, this Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a homemade dish your whole family will love.  

Ingredients to Make Garlic Shrimp Scampi

  • shrimp 
  • butter makes
  • garlic  
  • shallots
  • white wine
  • lemon juice
  • red pepper flakes
  • fresh parsley
  • linguine

How to Make Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Peel shrimp and set aside. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Next, add the garlic and shallots, and sauté for about 5 minutes or until soft.

Then, add shrimp and cook over medium heat until shrimp turns pink, about 4 minutes. Add wine, lemon juice and red pepper. Simmer for about 2 minutes.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve over cooked linguine.

Tips & Notes

Substitutions for Garlic Shrimp Scampi

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.

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Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound unpeeled medium shrimp

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 shallots, minced

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 8 ounces linguine, cooked

Directions

  • Peel shrimp and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallots, 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, lemon juice and red pepper. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve over cooked linguine.

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