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:
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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.
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.
Cook The Shrimp
Add all of the shrimp, plus 1½ teaspoons salt, and ground black pepper to the skillet.
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.
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!
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 the 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.
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! Have a great day, and come back again soon.
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- Stir Fry Asian Glazed Shrimp & Veggies
- Sweet Chili Shrimp Pasta
- Grilled Lime-Cilantro Shrimp Kabobs
- Fried Shrimp
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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!
- 1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons salt (divided)
- 1/2 pound linguini or spaghetti
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2½ Tablespoons olive oil
- 1½ 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
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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!
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