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Shrimp Scampi

Bathed in a garlicky butter and white wine sauce, this Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe takes just 10 minutes to cook start to finish.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp scampi
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 411kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 tbsp butter divided
  • 8 cloves garlic minced or thinly sliced
  • 1.5 pounds shrimp peeled with tails on
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • fresh parsley minced, to garnish

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

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
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword shrimp scampi
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