Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Shrimp Scamp Recipe – This easy shrimp scampi is made of shrimp sautéed in butter and olive oil, garlic, and tossed with pasta. 

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Shrimp scampi makes a quick and delicious meal that is ready in less than 15 minutes!

It is perfect for super easy entertaining, too. In just a few minutes you’ve got a beautiful plate of shrimp scampi that you can serve as an appetizer or even over a plate of pasta as the main course. I call that versatile!

Of course, you can always add a pinch of red pepper flakes to your shrimp scampi, if you choose.

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And wonderful for those evenings when I want a quick, yet delicious supper without a whole lot of fuss, I know this is a recipe that I can turn to time and again.

It just never gets old.

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Here’s my favorite shrimp scampi recipe. I think you should make it soon!

Yield: 4

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Shrimp Scamp Recipe - This easy shrimp scampi is made of shrimp sautéed in butter and olive oil, garlic, and tossed with pasta.
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For the Pasta

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

For the Shrimp Scampi

  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or white wine
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


For the Pasta

  1. Set a large pot of water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Once it comes to a boil, add a couple of tablespoons of salt and the linguini. Stir to make sure the pasta separates and then cover. When the water returns to a boil, cook for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the pasta is not quite done. Drain the pasta.

For the Shrimp Scampi

  1. Set a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter to melt along with the olive oil. Saute the garlic and red onion. Add in shrimp and cook until the shrimp turns pink, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the shrimp and pour in chicken stock and lemon juice. Increase heat to medium-high heat until the stock comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in the cooked pasta, shrimp, salt and fresh parsley. Lightly toss shrimp to make sure it is well coated.
  2. Serve immediately.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch


Robyn xo

Shrimp scampi is easy and elegant, perfect for entertaining. Made of shrimp sautéed in butter and olive oil, garlic, and gently tossed with red onion and parsley, it is a classic. //


27 comments on “Shrimp Scampi Recipe”

  1. I absolutely adore simple, gorgeous dishes like shrimp scampi. This recipe is a beautiful reminder that with a few quality, flavorful ingredients, you can have a special meal in no time at all! P.S. I will definitely be opting for the white wine in mine. YUM!

  2. This looks so elegant. I adore shrimp too!

  3. Your pictures are beautiful!!! …food looks good too!!

  4. I wanted to say Thank you. Am a grandmother trying to raise a granddauther on my own and its been a while.
    Lord know I need some help. This looks kinda fun so am going to give it a try. Thanks again young lady God bless you and your family

  5. Thanks Robyn!! Pinned this one when I first saw it!!

  6. I had printed this recipe out in March and just found my copy while looking for something to make for dinner this past weekend. We live near the ocean so fresh shrimp is usually easy to find and my husband could eat shrimp every day. I made your recipe and it was a hit! He loved it. We have enough for leftovers tonight and I can hardly wait!

  7. This was our Valentine’s Day dinner, and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. I printed recipe Shrimp Scampi Recipe…read your ingrediance…What kind of pasta do you use? It said, bed of cooked pasta!

  9. I love dishes like this that are fast and easy, but so guest-worthy 🙂

  10. I made this recipe and it’s delicious! I omitted the red onion and sauteed the garlic in vegan butter until it turned slightly brown. Wonderful!

  11. Robyn, this is such a quick, easy, delicious dish. Pinned. We love shrimp, and will be making it soon. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. xoxo

  12. love shrimp scampi!

  13. Just bought some shrimp yesterday! Scampi is always a great, simple dish to whip up on a busy night. This recipe sounds delicious 🙂

  14. Hi Robyn. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds so tasty!

  15. Dee- lious! Yummy! Specular! A new family favorite! Many thanks Robyn! Tell us more about your upcoming cookbook??

  16. Yours is the first email that I open each morning because I can’t wait to see what wonderful recipe you’ve sent! and they never disappoint. Thank you for sharing so many wonderful recipes, it’s a great way to start the day.
    And now, if you will excuse me, I need to go buy some shrimp!

  17. This is a delicious and oh, so easy dish. I’m a Weight Watcher and this makes 4 servings for only 9 smart points. My hubs loved it too, and I will be making this dish again! Thank you!

  18. Looking forward to making this. Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Thank you for your delicious recipe – I had bariatric surgery 2 1/2 yrs ago but I still LOVE good food. Pasta is off limits so. I substituted zoodles (zucchini noodles).. It came out delicious. I will be making this regurlarly. My family loved it too. Next time I’m going to try it with chicken.

  20. Love classic dishes like this shrimp scampi. So simple and delicious! 🙂

  21. Thank you for the recipe & photo. NOW I can make my own Shrimp Scampi!

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