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Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is an absolute classic Mediterranean delicacy. Chock full of bright white wine and lemon juice, fresh herbs, and plump shrimp swimming in butter, this super quick dish is about to become your new go to. You'll love my version, I guarantee it, so let's get cooking shall we?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 265kcal


  • 4 tablespoon butter unsalted, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/4 pound large shrimp deshelled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, chopped


  • Cook the shrimp: Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a large pan or skillet. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper to taste and sauté for and additional 1-2 minutes on one side just until begins to turn pink, then flip.
  • Form the sauce: Pour in wine (or broth), add red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until the wine reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through (don't over cook your shrimp).
  • Finish the scampi: Stir in the remaining 2 tbsp butter, lemon juice and parsley. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Serve: Serve over rice, pasta, garlic bread or steamed vegetables.


In the fridge this recipe will keep for 3 – 4 days in an airtight container, so feel free to make ahead of time. You can freeze the shrimp from this recipe for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Just allow the dish to thaw overnight in the fridge before cooking.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 388mg | Sodium: 1501mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 3mg