Bathed in a garlicky butter and white wine sauce, this Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe takes just 10 minutes to cook start to finish.
Servings: 4 servings
Heat olive oil and two tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic. Sauté the garlic, stirring continuously, until golden and fragrant (approximately 30 seconds).
Add the shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper to season. Cook for 1 minute, or until just starting to turn pink, then flip and cook for one minute more.
Pour in the white wine and sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook the shrimp for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp are fully cooked.
Stir in the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice, and season with fresh chopped parsley. Best served immediately.
- If you prefer to cook the shrimp separately from the garlic butter sauce simply add the shrimp to a hot skillet with butter or oil and cook each side for approximately 2 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove the shrimp to a clean plate and prepare the sauce as outlined in the notes.
- The crushed red pepper is optional. If you are sensitive to spicy foods, I recommend reducing the amount by at least half.
- If you choose not to cook with wine, you may omit from the recipe altogether or substitute with chicken stock or fish broth.
- Big jumbo shrimp or prawns work best in this recipe. Remember, they will shrink during cooking.
Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 474mg | Sodium: 1484mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 3.9mg