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Shrimp Scampi

This easy Shrimp Scampi is ready to serve in just 15 minutes! Fresh flavors of garlic and lemon complement the juicy shrimp perfectly.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword shrimp scampi
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 263 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 garlic cloves minced and divided
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup white wine or chicken stock See note
  • parsley for garnish


  1. Remove the shell and devein the shrimp. Pat dry from any moisture.
  2. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, lemon zest and half of the minced garlic.
  3. Heat up oil and butter in skillet.
  4. Add shrimp (and all of the seasoning) and cook for 2 minutes per side, or until pink. Remove onto a plate and set aside.
  5. Add more oil and remaining garlic to pan. Saute until fragrant and slightly golden.
  6. Add liquids (wine or stock and lemon juice) and the remaining tablespoon of butter. This will make the sauce velvety. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, to reduce it.
  7. Return shrimp to pan and add pasta. Toss everything together.
  8. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

  • To make this dish without wine, use low-sodium chicken stock or mix stock with water in equal parts. I don’t recommend broth as it can have overwhelming chicken flavor.
  • Medium shrimp is fine too. I don't recommend small shrimp.
  • If you like a thicker sauce, mix 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of water. Add to sauce and simmer until thick. I don’t recommend flour as it can make the sauce cloudy.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 301mg100%
Sodium 1179mg51%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 249IU5%
Vitamin C 20mg24%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.