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Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

This Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is a quick and easy dish ready in just under 20 minutes with no fuss! It’s made with a delicious white wine, lemon-garlic, buttery sauce that pairs so well with jumbo shrimp and is sure to be a fave! Serve as an appetizer with warm crusty bread or for dinner with fresh pasta!

What is Shrimp Scampi

Scampi are large shrimp sautéd in an olive oil, garlic, and white wine flavoured sauce. It can be served as an appetizer, or with dinner. My personal faves are when served with warm crusty bread or on a bed of pasta.

TSS Tip: I love large wild-caught shrimp for this recipe! The bigger they are, the more juicy and flavourful the scampi becomes!

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

TSS Tip: Ensure you have all the ingredients ready at hands reach before starting this recipe. It comes together really fast! You don’t want to be searching for ingredients, while your shrimp is on the stove overcooking and getting rubbery.

First, you want to start by marinating your shrimp in the garlic and herb, salt, and pepper seasonings. Toss to coat, and chill, uncovered, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Next, begin heating your butter and oil in a large skillet. This combination prevents the butter from browning. Brown butter, gives off an amber colour, and a nutty aroma. It will not “ruin” your dish, however it will provide a slight change in the flavour profile of the dish. Saute garlic and add shrimp, flipping once starting to turn pink.

Finally, add a good quality white wine like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, or a Chardonnay. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice, add fresh parsley and remove from heat. Serve & Enjoy!

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Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

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Appetizer, Dinner
By Taneisha Morris Serves: 4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

This Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi is a quick and easy dish ready in just under 20 minutes with no fuss! It's made with a delicious white wine, lemony, garlicky, buttery sauce that pairs so well with jumbo shrimp and is sure to be a fave!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 4 large Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds Shrimp (prawns), shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 tsp Salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Cracked Black Pepper
  • 2 tsp Garlic & Herb Seasoning (Italian Seasoning/ Herb Blend alternative)
  • 1/4 cup Dry White Wine or Broth
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes or to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Chopped Curly Parsley
  • Warm crusty bread (for serving)

Instructions

1

Shell, devein, and rinse shrimp. Season with salt, black pepper, and herb and garlic seasoning, set aside.

2

Over medium high heat, heat olive oil and butter in a large pan or skillet.

3

Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.

4

Add shrimp, and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until starting to turn pink, then flip.

5

Pour in wine (or broth if not using wine), and red pepper flakes (optional). Allow to simmer for about 2 minutes or until the alcohol burns off and wine reduces by half. Do not overcook your shrimp!

6

Add lemon juice, fresh parsley and remove from heat.

7

Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Cooking in a butter/oil combination, prevents the butter from browning. You may opt to use all butter, however it will begin to brown while your shrimp is cooking. Brown butter produces a nuttier flavour, it will still be delicious so the choice is yours!

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Robin
    October 1, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for a new take on a classic.

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      October 4, 2020 at 3:27 am

      You’re so welcome!! Thank YOU Robin!

  • Reply
    Cammy
    October 6, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Thanks for sharing, this definitely is one of my favourites! Quick, easy and DELICIOUS

    • Reply
      Taneisha Morris
      October 7, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      You are so welcome Cammy! I’m thrilled you enjoyed!

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