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Shrimp scampi on a plate of pasta.

Easy Shrimp Scampi

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This 15-minute easy shrimp scampi recipe has jumbo shrimp smothered in a buttery garlic sauce drizzled with fresh lemon juice and parsley.


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  • 4 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 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread to serve


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat melt butter and add olive oil.
  2. Saute garlic until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add wine or chicken broth and season with red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Simmer until the liquid has reduced by half, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  5. Add shrimp and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until the shrimp is pink and is cooked through.
  6. Toss in parsley and lemon juice.
  7. Dish and serve hot over pasta or crusty bread.
  8. Enjoy!


  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins