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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Shrimp Scampi

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 6
Author: Christina Hitchcock


  • 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


  • 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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