PREP TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 5 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 10 MINS | SERVES: 4 people
This delicious garlic butter shrimp scampi is one of my favorites rotation. It’s not perfect for an easy and quick weeknight dinner but as a tasty appetizer. This shrimp scampi is incredibly easy to make using only a few readily available ingredients. And you can throw this together in less than 10 minutes. I love to serve this shrimp scampi over pasta or with garlic bread on the side. If you are following a strict low-carb diet, this garlic butter shrimp scampi is also great over zucchini noodles or with steamed cauliflower.
4-5 large garlic cloves, minced (or 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic)
4 tbsp butter
1 1/4 lbs (600 g.) large shrimp, prawns, shelled with tails on or off
1/4 c. dry white wine or broth
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 c. chopped parsley
Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER SHRIMP SCAMPI
Step 1: In a large pan or skillet, heat the olive oil and 2 tbsp butter. Then, add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute, stirring often, until aromatic. Next, add the shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Continue to cook until one side of the shrimp is starting to turn pink. This takes about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the shrimp.
Step 2: To the skillet, pour in the wine or broth and add the red pepper flakes (optional). Let it simmer for about 2 minutes or until the wine reduces by about half and the shrimp is done.
Step 3: Add the rest of the butter, lemon juice, and parsley. Stir and immediately take the pan off the heat.
Step 4: Serve the garlic butter shrimp scampi right away over pasta and rice with garlic bread or steamed veggies on the side. Enjoy!
Calories: 291 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 458mg | Sodium: 1427mg | Potassium: 186mg | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 4mg