Shrimp Scampi without Wine

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4.58 from 7 votes
Shrimp Scampi without Wine is a bright, garlicky sauce.  It's perfect for a big old hunk of crusty Italian bread.  
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Shrimp Scampi without Wine in close up.

Shrimp Scampi without Wine is a bright, garlicky sauce.  It’s perfect for a big old hunk of crusty bread.  It looks like a fancy dish, however it is so simple.

Shrimp Scampi without Wine in close up.

Shrimp Scampi without Wine is fancy enough for Christmas Eve dinner and easy enough to make any day of the week. It is so decadent and lush.

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What We Love About This Copycat Cheesecake Factory Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This shrimp dish just screams elegance and decadence. The super part is that it requires little effort and very few ingredients.

  • 20 Minute Meal: Perfect for a Dinner Party a fresh meal in minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or refrigerator.
  • Popular: If seafood is on the menu, everyone will be happy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it over a low carb or vegetable pasta to make gluten-free.
Top shot of the scampi.

Ingredient Notes for Shrimp Scampi with No Wine

  • Butter: A combination of butter and extra virgin olive oil.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic, 4 cloves, minced for this simple shrimp scampi.
  • Shallot: Onion will work but a shallot adds a mild flavor to this delicate dish.
  • Red Pepper Flakes: Crushed red peppers flakes can add a nice little touch of unexpected heat, however omit if you do not like heat.
  • Shelled and Deveined Shrimp: raw shrimp, Large or Extra Large fresh shrimp or jumbo shrimp for these easy shrimp recipes.
  • Broth: A good seafood broth or shrimp stock for this easy shrimp scampi recipe. Chicken stock can replace the seafood stock.
Shrimp in a glass bowl with butter, garlic and shallots.

Equipment Needed for Olive Garden Recipes Shrimp Scampi

How to Make Shrimp Scampi without Wine

These are the basic steps for making creamy shrimp scampi. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions for this easy meal.

A frying pan with the butter and sauce etc.

STEP 1: IN A LARGE SKILLET

Begin by melting the butter and olive oil then saute shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes. Meanwhile, season shrimp with salt and pepper.

STEP 2: COOK SHRIMP

Once shallots are translucent, add seasoned shrimp to the pan and cook until they turn pink, about 3 minutes. Next, remove the shrimp from the pan, place on a plate and cover with foil.

STEP 3: MAKE SAUCE

Next, add the broth or stock and lemon juice to the skillet and bring to a boil and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons oil and whisk until butter until smooth. Return shrimp to the pan and toss to coat with the flavorful sauce.

The finished shrimp being cooked in the pan.

STEP 4: FINISH

Finally, add linguine and parsley to the pan and toss until everything is completely coated. Lastly, taste for seasoning and add additional salt and pepper as needed.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS CLASSIC RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Clean and devein your shrimp and prepare all your ingredients, this dish takes minutes and should be made and served immediately.

HOW TO STORE THIS EASY RECIPE

Shrimp scampi without wine should can be in the fridge this recipe will keep for up to 4 days in an airtight container so feel free to make ahead of time.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS EASY SHRIMP RECIPE

Freeze the shrimp from this recipe for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Allow the dish to thaw overnight in the fridge before cooking.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Warm in the microwave or in the sauce pan on the stove top.

Frequently Asked Questions for Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE SHRIMP SCAMPI PASTA RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Truly it is easy, use a gluten free pasta, a protein pasta or a vegetable pasta such as zucchini noodles

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO COOK SHRIMP?

The worst thing you can do is overcook your shrimp. Always use fresh or thawed shrimp, never start from frozen. Shrimp cooks quick. When slightly pink and just start to curl.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, it is easy to adjust this recipe increase or decrease as necessary.

Shrimp Scampi without Wine and a side of rice.

Expert Tips for Making This Easy Shrimp Recipes

  • Add Heavy Cream: For a thicker sauce, add a cup of heavy cream.
  • Fresh: Top the dish with lemon slices or lemon zest, fresh lemon juice adds a brightness or fresh herbs such as fresh parsley.
  • Variation tip: Capers add a salty bite to the dish.
  • Addition: Romano cheese or parmesan cheese adds great flavor.
  • Rice: White Rice, Brown Rice or even cauliflower rice is great for this scampi dish in place of pasta.

What to Serve with Shrimp Scampi without Wine

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4.58 from 7 votes

Shrimp Scampi without Wine

Yield: 6 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Shrimp Scampi without Wine is a bright, garlicky sauce.  It's perfect for a big old hunk of crusty Italian bread.  
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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 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.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Heavy Cream: For a thicker sauce, add a cup of heavy cream.
  • Fresh: Top the dish with lemon slices or fresh herbs.
  • Variation tip: Capers add a salty bite to the dish.
  • Addition: Romano cheese or parmesan cheese adds great flavor.
  • Rice: White Rice, Brown Rice or even cauliflower rice can be used for this scampi dish in place of pasta.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 357kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 527IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute meal, Seafood

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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5 thoughts on “Shrimp Scampi without Wine”

  1. 5 stars
    This scampi comes out so FRESH! I love that it doesn’t have wine in it as I don’t always have some on hand and the flavor doesn’t need it, it’s delicious!

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