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shrimp scampi with lemon and parsley in a skillet
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Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe with garlic, butter, lemon and wine takes just minutes to make from scratch. Serve with pasta for a delicious quick dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 265kcal
Author Dee
Cost $10


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 pounds shrimp cleaned, shelled and deveined
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 large lemon - juice of and zest about ¼ cup
  • ½ cup dry white wine I used pinot grigio
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese optional


  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat
  • Add garlic, and sauté until just soft, being careful not to let it burn
  • Add the shrimp, spread it out evenly, and season with sea salt, garlic powder and pepper
  • Cook for about 2 minutes per side or until pink and starting to curl. Remove to a platter, cover and keep warm
  • Stir in the white wine, lemon juice, most of the zest and parsley, and bring to a simmer. Add the shrimp back in the pan, spoon sauce over shrimp, and top with remaining lemon zest, parsley and Parmesan cheese, if desired


Serve scampi with your favorite pasta.
To make scampi without wine, use chicken or vegetable broth in place of wine or leave out if not serving as a sauce for pasta.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 309mg | Sodium: 1401mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 269IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 3mg