Shrimp Scampi

I wanted to make something light and delicious yet easy for dinner so I went in search of a recipe online.  I found a shrimp scampi recipe on Closet Cooking that looked amazing.  I adapted it a bit by using a little less olive oil & butter and chicken broth instead of wine.  It took minutes to make and tasted FANTASTIC!  My husband and I both really loved it and my kids gobbled up the shrimp so fast!  I have a feeling I will be making this recipe A LOT in the future.  Thanks for another terrific recipe Kevin!

Cook the pasta per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the red chili pepper flakes, minced garlic, and shrimp to the pan.  Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until cooked, stirring often.  Season with sea salt, to taste.  Remove the shrimp from the skillet into a bowl; set aside.

Add the chicken broth (or wine), lemon juice, and lemon zest to the skillet and bring to a boil.  Simmer the liquid until reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes.  Add the remaining tablespoon of butter, wait for it to melt then turn off the heat.  Add the pasta, shrimp, and parsley to the skillet, season with sea salt, to taste then toss to coat evenly.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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Shrimp Scampi

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

10 oz of spaghetti, cooked per instructions
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter, divided
1 pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pound of shrimp, shelled & deveined (I also removed the tails)
1/4 cup of chicken broth (or white wine)
Juice and zest of a lemon
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Directions:

Cook the pasta per instructions.

While the pasta is cooking heat the oil and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red chili pepper flakes, minced garlic, and shrimp to the pan. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until cooked, stirring often. Season with sea salt, to taste. Remove the shrimp from the skillet into a bowl; set aside.

Add the chicken broth (or wine), lemon juice, and lemon zest to the skillet and bring to a boil. Simmer the liquid until reduced by half, about 3-4 minutes. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter, wait for it to melt then turn off the heat. Add the pasta, shrimp, and parsley to the skillet, season with sea salt, to taste then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Closet Cooking

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29 Responses to “Shrimp Scampi”

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    gloria — July 26, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    Look really delicious I love shrimp!:)

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    Chris — July 26, 2012 @ 8:55 pm

    Quite delicious looking, Pam! The best part of scampi is sopping the leftover juice up with bread. Yum!

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    Kessler — July 26, 2012 @ 9:11 pm

    This looks so amazing and you made it look so simple. I will be trying this!

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    Kris — July 26, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    Oh yummy Pam! Bookmarking it for later! Thanks!
    XO Kris

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 26, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    This looks so good! And I love how you didn’t skimp on the shrimp!

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    Kim in MD — July 27, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    What’s not to love about this dish? It looks amazing!

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    Larry — July 27, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    Just slide that bowl over here and give me a fork.

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    Medeja — July 27, 2012 @ 5:45 am

    I want this for my dinner tomorrow! :) Looks just great and so simple and yummy!

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    Cathy at Wives with Knives — July 27, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    Light with lots of flavor – my favorite kind of summertime dish.

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    Kate — July 27, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    The first time that I ate shrimp it was a scampi….it has always been a favorite!

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    Rhonda — July 27, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    This is one of the first dishes I learned to cook because I just loved to eat it! Yours looks delicious. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    Carmen Rosa — July 27, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Pam, You know that I love shrimp!!! Your recipes looks great an delicious!!!!

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    Sammie — July 27, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    oooh yummy shrimp pasta!! Love your take on healthy cooking! As much as I love cheese, sometimes it’s great to see one without! haha.. Definitely love to try this!! White wine would be soooo delicious!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook — July 27, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Looks fantastic, all I’d need is a side of garlic bread to sop up the sauce.

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    Minnie(@thelady8home) — July 27, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    I lOVE shrimps. And this recipe looks so delicious. This one I am surely going to try.

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    Mary — July 27, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Shrimp Scampi is one of my favorite foods. You just can’t go wrong with one of Kevin’s recipes either!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — July 27, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    This sound yummy. Great for a light meal.

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    Diane — July 28, 2012 @ 2:07 am

    I love sea food and I love pasta so what could be better :) Have a fantastic weekend Diane

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    Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen — July 28, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    This is my kind of dinner. Of course you could serve me shrimp everyday and I would be a happy girl. Beautiful photos as always.

    Happy weekend Pam.
    Sam

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — July 28, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite Italian dishes. Yours sounds terrific.

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    Joanne — July 28, 2012 @ 11:11 am

    You really can’t go wrong with Kevin’s recipes! This one looks like no exception to that rule.

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    Amish Stories — July 29, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    When I saw this dish I thought about my uncle who used to make this dish and loves eating it still to this day, I’ve never tried it myself and I’m not proud to even say that because it looks great here! Richard

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    Mixed Greens with Rainier Cherries, Nectarine, Feta Cheese and a White Balsamic Vinaigrette | Saltlicker — July 30, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    [...] and the white balsamic vinaigrette tied it all together beautifully.  I served this salad with the Shrimp Scampi and we gobbled it right up.  I’ll admit it… I went back for seconds of this salad. [...]

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    Kerstin — July 30, 2012 @ 6:32 pm

    Yum, such a delicious classic!

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    much-recipes — August 1, 2012 @ 6:08 am

    wow..thats really delicious I love shrimp! :)

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    Construction Equipment Texas — August 2, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    This is sinful… but I mean that in the most delicious way imaginable!!! garlic… butter…. shrimp… pasta… need I say more?!?!?

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    Jlee — November 30, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    I am making this tonight. will let you know how it turns out!

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    Daiya — March 17, 2013 @ 11:33 am

    That look delicious might cook

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