shrimp scampi sauteed in butter and garlic

Shrimp Scampi

We love this classic Shrimp Scampi. My family loves lots of sauce and lots of lemon, so I have increased the lemon juice and the wine from the original recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or grated on a microplane

  • 1 cup dry white wine or broth

  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1 3/4 pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled and deveined

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • Freshly squeezed juice of one lemon

  • 1 lemon cut into 8 wedges

  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and butter and allow the butter to melt. Once the butter is melted add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes and let the wine or broth reduce a bit.
  • Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Be sure not to overcook the shrimp. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread. Add a lemon wedge or two on the side of each serving.

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