You’re gonna love shrimp scampi, a classic Italian dish, featuring shrimp cooked in a simple lemon, butter and garlic sauce, and served on pasta!You're gonna love shrimp scampi, a classic Italian dish, featuring shrimp cooked in a simple lemon, butter and garlic sauce, and served on pasta!
Large shrimp cooked with olive oil, butter, lemon juice and lots of garlic, and served with pasta… does that sound good to you? If it does, then you will LOVE this recipe for Shrimp Scampi!

Did you know that in the United States we have “National Shrimp Scampi Day”? It is celebrated each year on April 29th. Who knew?  I recently found this recipe from celebrity chef Ina Garten and decided to try it with some shrimp I had pulled out of our freezer.

I’d made shrimp scampi many times before, using a different recipe, but decided this one was the winning ticket, so I wanted to share on my blog! It is light… and DELICIOUS!!!! Did I mention that it’s really easy to make?  Here’s how:

How To Make Shrimp Scampi

Place a little bit of vegetable oil into a large pot of boiling water.  Add the pasta and 1 Tablespoon salt. Cook per package instructions. While pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp.

Pasta cooking in large pot, in order to serve with the shrimp scampi.

To prepare the shrimp, melt butter and olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring often to prevent the garlic from burning.

Butter, garlic and olive oil are heated in skillet before adding shrimp.

Cook The Shrimp Scampi

Add all of the shrimp, plus 1½ teaspoons salt, and ground black pepper to the skillet.

Seasoned shrimp are added to the butter and lemon shrimp scampi sauce.

Cook the shrimp scampi, stirring often, and cooking both sides. Continue to cook the shrimp for a total of about 5-6 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink in color.

 All of the seasoned shrimp are cooking in skillet.

Add chopped parsley, lemon zest, lemon slices, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes to the shrimp scampi. Stir well, to fully combine all the ingredients. Sorry the photo below is a bit blurry. I must have been in a hurry to eat!

Cooking the shrimp scampi with lemons, lemon zest and parsley in a skillet.

By now the pasta should be done cooking. Drain the cooked pasta, then place it back into the pot.  Add the shrimp scampi and the sauce to the pasta.  Mix the ingredients well, so that all the pasta is coated with sauce.

Serve The Shrimp Scampi

Serve shrimp scampi at once, while hot, and enjoy the wonderful flavors of this classic Italian seafood dish! The recipe as written makes 3 large servings or 4 slightly smaller servings.

A portion of shrimp scampi is garnished with fresh parsley and lemon slices, to serve.

The shrimp scampi meal is served, and is ready in about 30 minutes!

The shrimp scampi tastes wonderful, due in part to the freshly squeezed lemon juice and zest, plus the flavorful minced garlic! I have a hunch you will absolutely LOVE this meal!

My husband and I had the leftovers the next day for lunch, and they tasted just as good as the night before!  Hope you will consider giving this recipe a try… it’s quick, easy and so incredibly good!

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Recipe Source:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/linguine-with-shrimp-scampi-recipe3-1916619

Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

You're gonna love shrimp scampi, a classic Italian dish, featuring shrimp cooked in a simple lemon, butter and garlic sauce, and served on pasta!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: shrimp scampi
Servings: 3 servings
Calories Per Serving: 652 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt (divided)
  • 1/2 pound linguini or spaghetti
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • Tablespoons olive oil
  • Tablespoons minced garlic (approx 4 large cloves)
  • 1 pound large shrimp , peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Grated zest from 1/2 large lemon
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (approx. 2-3 lemons)
  • 1/4 lemon , thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Place a teaspoon of vegetable oil and teaspoon of salt into a large pot of boiling water. Add the pasta. Cook per package instructions. While pasta is cooking, cook the shrimp.

  2. To prepare shrimp, melt butter and olive oil in large skillet on medium-low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring often to prevent the garlic from burning.
  3. Add shrimp; season with 1 teaspoon salt, and ground black pepper to the skillet. Cook, stirring often (and cooking both sides), for a total of about 5 minutes, until the shrimp turn pink in color. Remove skillet from the heat. Add chopped parsley, lemon juice, lemon slices, lemon zest, and the red pepper flakes. Stir well, to fully combine ingredients.

  4. By now the pasta should be done cooking. Drain pasta, then place pasta back into the pot. Add the shrimp and sauce to the pasta right away. Toss ingredients well, so that pasta is coated with sauce. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Scampi
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 652 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 411mg137%
Sodium 2060mg90%
Potassium 382mg11%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 31.6mg38%
Calcium 255mg26%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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