Shrimp Scampi! It’s deliciously saucy, perfectly rich and buttery and amazingly flavorful! This easy shrimp recipe can be made in under 30 minutes with no hassle or stress. Try it and step into garlicky lemon pasta dinner heaven.
This shrimp scampi is perfect for a weeknight dinner yet exciting enough for entertaining guests on the weekend. It’s a simple dish made with a handful of flavorful ingredients that all come together and compliment each other perfectly. Plus, clean up is a breeze.
Here you get fresh pieces of protein rich shrimp sauteed to tender perfection and tossed in a garlic butter white wine sauce which is compliment with a bright a hint of lemon, and it’s served over a bed of hearty linguine noodles
After one bite it will seem as though you stepped right into your favorite Italian restaurant. It’s a tempting restaurant quality dinner!
Enjoy all of the amazing flavors of this classic dish from the comfort of your home any time you want
What Is Shrimp Scampi?
The origin of shrimp scampi is actually a pretty interesting one. Scampi and shrimp are actually two different types of crustaceans. The dish that we all now refer to as shrimp scampi used to be just a dish made with scampi in Italy. When the dish came to America, cooks started replacing the scampi with shrimp, but somehow kept both names.
The traditional shrimp scampi we all know and love is traditionally made with shrimp that are cooked in a garlic butter sauce and served over pasta noodles such as linguine or angel hair. Another great way to serve it is with crusty bread for dipping in the sauce instead of the pasta.
In my opinion it’s just one of those staple recipes everyone needs in their recipe collection. It’s simple, super satisfying, and set to impress! What’s not to love?
Ingredients You’ll Need For Shrimp Scampi
Linguine – feel free to use any type of pasta, linguine is just what I prefer for the recipe. Spaghetti, angel hair of fettuccine are other great options.
Extra large shrimp – just like the pasta, you can swap out a different size shrimp if you want something smaller that doesn’t need to be cut up.
Olive oil – preferably stick with good quality extra virgin olive oil here, no substitutes.
Unsalted butter – this is vital for making the amazing garlic butter sauce we all love.
Garlic – stick with fresh garlic for best results. It’s a key flavor here and to build up the best final flavor use the best ingredients.
Dry white wine – I prefer this with white wine for that traditional flavor but low-sodium chicken is another tasty option.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper – a must bringing out the flavors of the dish.
Red pepper flakes – these are optional if you like a kick, but use sparingly. A little goes a long way with red pepper flakes.
Fresh lemon juice – only use fresh lemon juice, not bottled. It makes a world of difference.
Chopped fresh parsley – this garnish provides a dash of color and mild flavor to round out the dish