Shrimp Scampi is one of our family’s favorite meals and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Made with butter, garlic, lemon, and white wine, it can be on the table in 30 minutes. Even though it is a simple recipe, it’s delicious enough to serve to guests.
Our preferred way to serve this Shrimp Scampi is over pasta. I used spaghetti but you could use linguini or fettucini if you prefer. If you are looking for gluten-free, try zucchini zoodles or spaghetti squash. I’ve not tried these but the flavor combinations sound good. It could also be served alone with crunchy bread to mop up all the goodness of the sauce.
Begin by cooking the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and set aside.
While the pasta is cooking, peel and devein the shrimp. In a large pan, heat the oil and butter. Add the garlic and saute for approximately one minute until it becomes fragrant. Add the wine, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the wine reduces by half.
Add the shrimp to the sauce and cook until the shrimp just turns pink. Do not overcook or the shrimp will become rubbery.
Toss the pasta into the skillet and stir to coat the pasta with the sauce. Remove from the heat and add the lemon and parsley.
Serve with a salad and fresh lemon wedges for those who like a lot of lemon in their Shrimp Scampi.
Other shrimp dishes you may enjoy are listed below:
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Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
- 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1/4 cup Italian parsley chopped
- 8 ounces pasta spaghetti, linguini, or fettuccine
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan. Add the garlic and saute for approximately one minute until it becomes fragrant.
- Add the wine, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Simmer until the wine is reduced by half.
- Add the shrimp to the sauce and cook just until the shrimp becomes pink. 2-4 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimp or it will become rubbery.
- Toss the pasta into the pan and stir to coat the pasta with the scampi sauce.
- Add the lemon juice and parsley. Mix well.