Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shrimp Scampi - Doesn't everyone love this dish?

This shrimp scampi recipe is excellent, served as a main dish, or appetizer. It is delicious, especially when served hot, immediately after making. As such, great care should be employed as to timing, so that the Shrimp Scampi is ready when you wish to serve it.

As with all seafood, be sure to get the freshest and best quality you can buy. This makes a huge difference in the outcome of your culinary masterpiece.

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi over Pasta.  Doesn't everyone love this?


  • 21 Large Shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 5 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Juice of ½ Lemon, squeezed
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Salt to taste


Melt the butter in a large skillet using medium -low heat.

Add the olive oil and garlic. Stir while the garlic sautés in the butter and olive oil. Sauté the garlic until it is golden, but not browned.

Add the wine to the garlic.

Raise the heat and add the shrimp. You can always add more. It should take about 3 minutes to fully cook the shrimp, but make sure you flip the shrimp mid way in the cooking process. The shrimp will turn pink.

Add salt to your tastes. If you used unsalted butter, you may want to add a little more, but remember, you can easily add salt… You can’t easily take too much salt away.

Add the lemon juice and parsley. Stir and cook for an additional minute or two

Serve with the lemon wedges.

Shrimp Scampi is usually served with some linguini or rice. Add a side salad and a glass of wine! You’ll have an excellent meal that will melt in your mouth.

I hope you enjoyed this Italian recipe. As you are starting to see, following my blog, that I prefer to do things simply. Most of the time, less is more.

Thanks for reading! Stay posted for more Italian Recipes!

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