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Home > Recipes > Shrimp Recipes > Classic Shrimp Scampi

Cook Time: 15 minutes Servings: Yield 4 servings Source:


2 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, minced

½ cup dry white wine or 1/2 cup broth

¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

1 ¾ pounds large or extra-large shrimp, shelled

cup chopped parsley

Freshly squeezed juice of half a lemon

parmigiana reggiano or percorino romano cheese

Cooked pasta or crusty bread


In a large skillet, melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine or broth, or both, salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine reduce by half, about 2 minutes. ( i let wine reduce before i add broth)

Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 2 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and serve over pasta or accompanied by crusty bread.
Sprinkle cheese of your choice on top.


I actually double or triple the sauce and reserve it to toss with the pasta so the pasta isn't dry.

Recipe courtesy of Ellen Sullivan ~ thanks Ellen!