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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


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.


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  • 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


  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.