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Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is a quick 10-minute meal that feels so fancy. Simply sauté jumbo shrimp in a garlic butter sauce, add lemon slices for a pop of freshness, and serve over angel hair pasta with parmesan and red pepper flakes. Impress your dinner guests with this tasty dish!

garlic shrimp scampi over pasta in a black bowl
Isn’t this just a perfect meal for 2?

It makes sense that Garlic Shrimp Scampi is one of the first recipes I wanted to share on Coined Cuisine. Because I LOVE shrimp. It cooks super quick, it’s very nutritious, and it tastes good in almost anything – tacos, pasta, fried rice, etc… This meal comes together in less than 15 minutes, so let’s get started!

Ingredients

  • Jumbo Shrimp – Grab the jumbo pack of shrimp or prawns from the grocery store. I know it’s a pain to get your hands a little dirty, but definitely keep the shell on the tails! They’ll have much more flavor and look like a restaurant-quality meal this way.
  • Butter – Butter (and a bit of olive oil) makes up the base of this scampi sauce. Use unsalted so you can control the overall sodium levels in the dish.
  • Garlic – Don’t be shy with the garlic – it pairs so well with the rest of the ingredients in this meal!
  • Lemons – Sliced lemons add a bit of fresh flavor to the meal, plus it makes the entire dish look so fancy!
  • White Wine – You can either use a cooking wine or regular (cheap) white wine that you would pour up in a nice glass! Make sure it’s a dry wine and not sweet.
  • Pasta & Garlic Bread – Shrimp scampi goes so amazing over pasta – try angel hair, linguine, or thin spaghetti. I also serve this with buttery garlic bread for a crispy texture!
Skillet with garlic butter shrimp scampi, lemon slices, and parsley with bread on the side.
The flavors are absolutely amazing in this Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi.

FAQs

What kind of pan should I use for shrimp scampi?

You can use a cast-iron skillet or a non-stick pan! Be sure to use a rubber or wooden utensil to avoid scratching.

Is shrimp scampi spicy?

I add crushed red peppers for a bit of spice – but you can leave them out if you prefer.

Is this a copycat recipe?

This is better than Red Lobster, Olive Garden, etc. Guaranteed! And the best part is, you can make this exactly to your liking.

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Skillet with garlic butter shrimp scampi, lemon slices, and parsley with bread on the side.

Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

Shani W.
This Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is the perfect weeknight dinner – juicy shrimp, tons of garlic, and a lemon butter sauce… served over angel hair pasta!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Servings 2 bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined (leave the bottom shells on)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 oz angel hair pasta
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced shallots
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • cup white wine dry (pinot or riesling)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 ct. lemon sliced
  • grated parmesan (optional)
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Season the shrimp with salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water and salt to a rolling boil. Add the angel hair pasta and cook through until al dente; drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, add the butter and olive oil and heat on medium-high heat.
  • Add the shallots and garlic. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  • Pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Stir until combined.
  • As the mixture begins to boil, add the seasoned shrimp. Cook shrimp for about 5 minutes, flipping once.
  • In the last few minutes of cooking, add in the chopped parsley and lemon slices. Baste the shrimp in the garlic butter sauce.
  • Garnish with optional lemon zest, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes.
  • Serve the shrimp over your pasta and with crusty bread. Enjoy!
Keyword Pasta, Seafood, Shrimp Scampi

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Skillet with garlic butter shrimp scampi, lemon slices, and parsley with bread on the side.

The Coined Breakdown

  • Total Cost per serving: $4.76
  • Total Cost (2 servings): $9.52
  • Those Other Guys: $14.99 per plate

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