Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

5 from 1 vote

Sharing my Easy Shrimp Scampi recipe today that is perfect for weeknight dinners and even weekend entertaining. Simple and delicious!

Shrimp Scampi

I love this quick fix dinner that is not only delicious, but simple to prepare and great for entertaining.

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shrimp scampi ingredients

What You’ll Need

  • butter
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • onion
  • fresh minced garlic
  • cooked shrimp
  • lemon juice
  • chicken broth
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • linguini
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh chives
shrimp cooking in a pot

How To Make Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  1. Place butter and olive oil into a large 5 qt skillet or other large pot over medium heat. Once melted and hot sauté onion for 3-5 minutes until softened. Stir in garlic for 60 seconds then stir in shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook 4-6 minutes or until pink and firm and cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and stir into shrimp. Stir in 2 Tablespoons butter, parsley and chives. Serve and enjoy!
shrimp scampi in a serving bowl

How To Serve

Serve pasta warm for any dinner occasion where seafood is preferred.

How To Store Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat as needed.

shrimp scampi in a serving bowl
5 from 1 vote

Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe is perfect for weeknight dinner and great for weekend entertaining too!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 681kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $20
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Equipment

  • stovetop
  • Large Skillet/Fry Pan
  • Dutch Oven or large pot
  • strainer
  • mixing spoon

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ Cup finely chopped white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 24 medium cooked shrimp devained, cleaned, shell removed (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ Cup chicken broth or white wine
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 lb linguini fini dry pasta noodles
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ Cup fresh chives chopped

Instructions

  • Place butter and olive oil into a large 5 qt skillet or other large pot over medium heat. Once melted and hot sauté onion for 3-5 minutes until softened. Stir in garlic for 60 seconds then stir in shrimp. Season with salt and pepper and cook 4-6 minutes or until pink and firm and cooked through. Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and stir into shrimp. Stir in 2 Tablespoons butter, parsley and chives. Serve and enjoy!
  • **The tails on the shrimp look nice for the picture, but in reality I cut them off before serving so you can dig in without worrying about the tails, Enjoy!**

Nutrition

Calories: 681kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 349mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1052IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: seafood pasta, shrimp pasta recipes, shrimp scampi pasta
photo collage of shrimp scampi

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  5. Cara

    I made this one night and my husband said “this tastes like it’s from a restaurant.” He never raves, so that’s a big deal! 🙂

  6. Jeena

    I love shrimp too yet I do not cook a lot of sea food either. Loking at this yummy shrimp though I may have to go buy some very soon. 🙂

  7. Bennance

    Hello! I just discovered your blog, and wanted to tell you how much I love your recipes. I love food blogs, but don’t often cook from them. Your blog has recipes that I’d easily make for my family (3 kids, ages 4 – 9). Your food and recipes are awesome, and your pics are great, too. I rarely leave comments, but wanted to tell you how much I love your blog.

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  8. Zen Chef

    Thank you for leaving us with some food before going away for the week end. Scampi is yummy! 🙂
    Have fun this week end.

  9. RecipeGirl

    This looks wonderful. Your hubby needs to branch out more. At least your kids loved it 🙂 Have a terrific weekend!

  10. Birdie

    Shrimp scampi is one of my absolute favorites! This looks really good. Your pictures are getting better and better. Congrats on all your hard work

    Birdie

  11. cari

    I was just telling my husband the other night that I would love to make Shrimp Scampi sometime soon–perfect timing!!! Love your site.

  12. Steph

    This looks like a winner of a dish. My husband loves shrimp and I never make it for him! Poor husband. I will have to give this a try! Happy weekend! Relax and put up your feet!

  13. Amiee

    I’m from Louisiana and I make a very similar scampi dish…here’s a fun twist on it. Throw in a little heavy cream, and you’ve got yourself a nice, creamy buttery sauce. If ya prefer the creamy kind, that is! It’s verrrry tasty!

  14. Catherine Wilkinson

    Wambulance!!! LOL! That one pulls up to my house everytime I make biscotti! Kurt thinks they’re “dog bisquits”!
    Great shrimp scampi, girl!
    Have a fun weekend!!! Don’t cook a thing!!!

  15. Emiline

    Go kids! Way to go on making your dad feel bad for not liking shrimp!
    That is so funny.

    The pasta looks delicious. I definitely feel like eating pasta tonight.

  16. Autumn

    Im always trying to find a good scampi recipe that’s not too greasy – this might be the trick!!

    Have a great long weekend!

  17. Leah

    Gorgeous picture, Jenny! I love scampi.

    I’m taking the weekend off the kitchen too…might throw some ribs on the grill but no heavy duty cooking will be happening here!

    Have a great long weekend!

  18. Lisa

    What a delicious looking dinner! My husband is not much of a shrimp man either but I love it. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  19. Priscilla

    Shrimp Scampi, my brother, sister, and Dad would love this! It looks delicious, but sadly, I am not a shrimp fan. 🙂

  20. Heather

    Oh shrimp! Be still my heart. I ♥ shrimp in any form. I am going to try this one as soon as I can muster swallowing the crazy price for seafood. Happy Memorial Day and have a fun no cooking weekend.

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