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A yummy fancy dinner at home- easy shrimp scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  • Author: jfletcher
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


This easy shrimp scampi recipe gives you delicious restaurant quality seafood pasta at home. With only a handful of ingredients and a quick cook time, this delicious shrimp scampi is perfect for date night dinner at home. Make this flavorful pasta this weekend for a delicious meal in the comfort of your own home.


  • 8 ounces of linguine
  • 1 pound of large or extra large shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup your favorite white wine
  • 46 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • the juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese, to garnish


To make this shrimp scampi, start by cooking your linguine according to the directions on the package. Then put the shrimp into a small bowl with half the lemon juice, the pressed garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss it together.

Once the water for the pasta boils, add the pasta to the water and melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes before flipping. Cook an additional 60 to 90 seconds or until the shrimp is pink on both sides and opaque. Then add the white wine and bring it to a simmer. Let it simmer for 3 minutes. Add the cooked pasta, then give everything a toss and finish with the remainder of the lemon juice and the lemon zest. And if you’re feeling fancy, sprinkle on some parsley and Parmesan cheese for a finishing touch.


If the sauce has cooked down too much, add a little of the starchy pasta water to the sauce to thin it out a bit.

  • Category: dinner, pasta, seafood
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Keywords: shrimp scampi, easy shrimp scampi recipe