Pasta/ Quick and Easy/ Seafood

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Enjoy this 20-minute easy shrimp scampi meal with seared, juicy shrimp in a rich garlic buttery sauce. Top it off with freshly squeezed lemon juice and parsley over a bed of your favorite pasta or with some crusty bread to mop up the sauce.

Enjoy a 20 minute meal with easy shrimp scampi; seared shrimp in a garlic buttery sauce with a hint of lemon, parsley and served over a bed of your favorite pasta.

Today we’ll be doing a quick and easy 20-minute meal from start to finish for those busy workdays. This one will be feeding 4 and is perfect for garlic lovers since that’s the star of the show. Lots and lots of fresh garlic in a lemon-infused buttery sauce with fresh parsley to carry on the flavor.

This simple dish does not lack flavor despite having very few ingredients. You can either have it with some crusty bread or on a bed of angel hair, spaghetti, or linguine pasta.

Let’s get started.

Enjoy a 20 minute meal with easy shrimp scampi; seared shrimp in a garlic buttery sauce with a hint of lemon, parsley and served over a bed of your favorite pasta.

EASY SHRIMP SCAMPI TIPS AND TRICKS

Shrimp: Be careful not to overcook the shrimp as they tend to cook really fast. So make sure you have all your ingredients ready before introducing them to the pan. One handy way of telling that they’re approaching being overcooked is they start to shrink in size.

Sauce: If you prefer things saucier, reserve some pasta water after cooking the pasta and add it to the pan, then simmer down to the desired sauce level.

Add more flavor: Tweak it to your tastes by adding more garlic/red pepper flakes/parsley and lemon juice as needed.

Enjoy a 20 minute meal with easy shrimp scampi; seared shrimp in a garlic buttery sauce with a hint of lemon, parsley and served over a bed of your favorite pasta.

Lemon: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice for best results. For a stronger lemony flavor, add some grated lemon peel. I used this lemon squeezer and a microplane to grate the lemon.

Seasoned pasta: I like to pre-season my pasta before adding the sauce/protein. Use good quality olive oil and dried basil.

And that’s about it. Enjoy your easy shrimp scampi! 🙂

♡ Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating below! For more quick & easy recipes, FOLLOW ME on Facebook, Instagram and  Pinterest.

  Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Shrimp scampi on a plate of pasta.

Easy Shrimp Scampi


  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Enjoy a 20-minute meal with easy shrimp scampi;  seared shrimp in a garlic buttery sauce with a hint of lemon, parsley and served over a bed of your favorite pasta.

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine/chicken broth
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 lb. jumbo or large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread to serve

Instructions

  1. Over medium-high heat melt butter and add olive oil.
  2. Saute garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add wine/broth and season with red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer until wine/broth has reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Stir frequently.
  5. Add shrimp and toss to cook until shrimp has turned pink on both sides, about 2 minutes.
  6. Toss in parsley and lemon juice.
  7. Dish and serve hot over pasta or crusty bread.
A no fuss recipe for slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken. It's literally set and forget until it's time to eat. Serve with coleslaw, pickles and chips!

GET THE LATEST RECIPES

Sign Up TO RECEIVE AWESOME RECIPES
RIGHT IN YOUR INBOX

close
Shredded Mississippi pot roast in a bowl with pepperoncini peppers.

GET THE LATEST RECIPES

SIGN UP TO RECEIVE AWESOME RECIPES RIGHT IN YOUR INBOX

♡ Affiliate disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn commissions from qualifying purchases from Amazon.com. You can learn more about it here.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

199 Shares
Pin170
Share28
Yum1