Easy Shrimp Scampi

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4 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
30 Minute Shrimp Scampi - this easy seafood recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for weeknights or company

This easy Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite 20 minute recipes.  It’s easy enough for a busy weeknight but fancy enough to serve to company.

30 Minute Shrimp Scampi - this easy seafood recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for weeknights or company

Do you have one of those go-to meals that you ALWAYS order when you go to a restaurant?  My husband does.

His go-to meal is shrimp scampi.  He orders it whenever we are at a restaurant that offers it.  I think he uses it as a baseline to determine if the restaurant is up to snuff.

If we’re at a seafood place, he orders shrimp scampi.  If we’re at a steak place, shrimp scampi.  It’s his go-to dish.

So of course I have to have a good shrimp scampi recipe that I can make at home.

30 Minute Shrimp Scampi - this easy seafood recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for weeknights or company

This recipe is one of my favorite seafood recipes.  I love it because the shrimp is succulent and tender and the sauce…well that’s pure perfection.

I love the bright, garlicky sauce.  It’s perfect for a big old hunk of crusty Italian bread.  I usually double the sauce portion of the recipe so we can have plenty to sop up at the end.

This recipe is also my go-to Christmas Eve dinner.  I like it because I can easily make a big batch in no time in my biggest skillet.  This way, I’m not spending my time in the kitchen cooking instead of with my guests.

I always have shrimp in the freezer ready for this easy recipe.  It’s definitely a keeper!

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30 Minute Shrimp Scampi - this easy seafood recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for weeknights or company

Shrimp Scampi

4 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound large or extra-large shrimp shelled and deveined
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup dry white wine or broth
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 pound cooked linguine

Instructions

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Saute the shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes for 3 minutes or until the shallots are translucent.
  • Meanwhile, season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  • Once shallots are translucent, add seasoned shrimp to the pan and cook until they turn pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Remove the shrimp from the pan, place on a plate and cover with foil.
  • Add wine and lemon juice to the skillet and bring to a boil.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil and whisk until butter is melted.
  • Add shrimp to the pan and toss to coat; turn off heat.
  • Add linguine and parsley to the pan and toss until everything is completely coated.
  • Taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper as needed.
  • Serve immediately.

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30 Minute Shrimp Scampi - this easy seafood recipe is on the table in less than 30 minutes. It's perfect for weeknights or company

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