shrimp scampi

Easy Recipe For Shrimp Scampi

May 5, 2024
easy shrimp scampi
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I have a confession to make: I love shrimp scampi! The wonderful combination of garlic, butter, shrimp, white wine and pasta just never disappoints. And I have a second confession to make: I NEVER knew how easy it is to make. Every chance I got, I would order it when we’d go out, but I never really looked into making it myself. But then Bruce sent me this easy recipe for shrimp scampi. I tried it and it was delicious and easy. I’ve played around with the original recipe a bit and the new version I’ve come up with is pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. I’m sharing it with you today and I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients For Easy Shrimp Scampi

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 /2-1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and de-veined (We do not like a lot of leftovers, so sometimes we just order the number of shrimp we will each eat and then add 2 or 3 extra).
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 lb cooked spaghetti or linguine
  • Grated Parmesan
shrimp scampi

How To Make This Easy Recipe For Shrimp Scampi

  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1- 2 minutes until the garlic is fragrant but not brown.
  3. Add the shrimp and toss until the shrimp is coated. Cook over medium heat until the shrimp is bright pink and is no longer translucent. Approximately 3-4 minutes.
  4. Take the cooked shrimp out of the pan with a slotted spoon and keep it warm on a plate.
  5. Add the wine to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Placed cooked pasta in the sauce and then add the shrimp back in.
  7. Half the lemon and squeeze it into the pan through a sieve to catch any seeds.
  8. Toss to incorporate.
  9. Serve immediately, garnished with fresh parsley and Parmesan.
  10. Enjoy!

Insider Tip: Consignment and thrift shops, like Consignments Ltd. are great places to score cook books full of even more easy and delicious recipes.

For other yummy recipes, check out my previous blogs: Beef Stew Recipe for Those Chilly Winter Nights and Delicious Recipe For Coq Au Vin.

Have a lovely Sunday, my friends. Marianne

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