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4.53 from 17 votes

The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Bailey
Shrimp scampi features tender, juicy shrimp marinated in a garlic/shallot marinade, seared, then mixed into linguine tossed with a lemon/white wine sauce.
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  • 1 box linguine
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots medium, finely minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 7 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice fresh, 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley chopped
  • parmesan cheese garnish


  • Prepare pasta according to package directions. Peel and devein shrimp. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine shallots, garlic, red pepper flakes, and olive oil. Add shrimp and marinate in fridge for 15 minutes. 
  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat with 4 tablespoons butter. Add marinated shrimp, including remaining marinade, and sear for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Set shrimp aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add white wine, chicken broth, and lemon juice to the pan, using a spatula to deglaze it. Bring to a simmer and reduce for 10 minutes or until about 1 1/2 cups of liquid remain, adding salt and pepper as desired.
  • Stir in pasta, parsley, and shrimp to reheat. Add remaining butter, and serve with grated parmesan and additional parsley for garnish.
Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 1330mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 148IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 4mg