Garlic Shrimp Scampi

I’m in love with garlic shrimp scampi made at home. This will blow your mind how easy and delicious it is to make seafood at home in less than 10 minutes. Your sides will take longer, I promise. I’ll admit, I’ve only tried scampi one other time and it was no where near as flavorful as this. This is a complete DIY seafood restaurant meal, such as Red Lobster, hint, hint. Grab a bag of frozen shrimp and get ready to lick your lips in about fifteen minutes. The sauce is phenomenal.
Slightly adapted from Food Wishes (about 3 servings)
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 pound frozen shrimp, thawed and peeled
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
6-8  cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp cold butter, cut in 4 pieces
3 tbsp real lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley or cilantro
  1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Pan sear shrimp just until slightly pink about one minute, stirring with tongs.
  2. Add salt, garlic, red pepper flakes, butter and lemon juice. Bring to a boil reducing heat to medium and stirring the shrimp for another minute or two until shrimp is no longer pink. Sauce will reduce slightly.
  3. Add parsley or cilantro and slightly wilt.
  4. Serve immediately with your favorite side. Spoon the sauce on top if desired. Garnish with more fresh parsley if you like.


We served our shrimp scampi with a DIY restaurant baked potato, but I’m ready to serve it on a bed of hot whole wheat spaghetti in the future. It could be tasty in so many ways with brown rice or a baguette.
How will you serve your garlic shrimp scampi?

2 thoughts on “Garlic Shrimp Scampi

  1. DeAnn

    Jackie you were not telling tails! This was soooo easy and yummy. Steve has a new favorite. Served it with WW Pasta and sautéed spinach. I will make this soon. Maybe at the beach!

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