Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Shrimp Scampi is made of shrimp or prawns that are cooked in butter and wine sauce with lots of garlic and fresh parsley. The sauce that surrounds the shrimp is absolutely amazing. You will want to soak up every little tiny bit of it with some good crusty bread!
For years I was making this Shrimp Scampi Recipe and didn’t know the dish’s proper name. I was calling it garlic shrimp, or shrimp with garlic, parsley in butter, but it was Shrimp Scampi all. along. My life has been a lie…a beautiful, delicious one at that, ha!
This recipe is so, so easy that it’s ridiculous that it’s as delicious as it is! All you have to do, is chop your parsley and garlic, then add the ingredients to the skillet in some order and voila! It is all done! Try this version once and you will see why this is the best Shrimp Scampi recipe E.V.E.R.!
So, what can you Shrimp Scampi served with?
Well, I love to serve it atop fluffy mashed potatoes, creating little indentation in the potatoes first, so that once the shrimp and the sauce are added they don’t immediately fall and dip off, but stay in that little well for you to eat out of.
BUT! You can also serve it with some good pasta, like angel hair, or just regular spaghetti. If you serve it with pasta, it tends to absorb the sauce, coating each and every strand of spaghetti in the garlic butter, mmm…mm…mmm! This Shrimp Scampi recipe is a dream! It takes literally minutes to make, so you better have everything else ready, because once you are down to the cooking process, it will be 5 minutes or less!
How to make Shrimp Scampi? Here ya go 😀
Check out these other SHRIMP RECIPES while you’re at it. You’re welcome 😉
Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- 3 oz unsalted butter
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 lb prawns or jumbo shrimp deveined & peeled, room temperature
- 1/4 cup parsley , minced
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
In a skillet, on low heat melt the butter and heat it thoroughly. Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly for about 30 seconds.
Add the white wine and lemon juice, and continue cooking until most of the wine has evaporated.
Drop the prawns into the hot butter and cook for about a minute on each side or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
Take off the heat, add salt, freshly ground pepper and parsley. Toss everything to coat.
Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta, right away.
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