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.
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.
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.
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! 🙂Print
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