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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is incredible and oh so satisfying. It is shrimp cooked in a garlic, butter and white wine sauce. It herbaceous, a little acidic, savory and has that signature taste of the sea that the shrimp brings to the table. These flavor notes are then amplified with a few other component to make things interesting. The end result is tender shrimp dish that pairs perfectly with a glass of pinot grigio. The shrimp scampi recipe below is served over linguine.  



Serves 4 

1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 lb. linguine

½ cup dry white wine

4 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped

½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Juice of 1 lemon


Black pepper, to taste



  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. 

  1. Salt water generously and add the pasta. 

  1. Stir to prevent sticking and wait until the water returns to a boil. 

  1. Allow pasta to cook for about 6 minutes or until al dente. 

  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium high heat. 

  1. Reduce to medium. Add the butter and olive oil to the pan. Move it around to coat the pan. 

  1. When the butter starts to foam add the minced garlic as well as the red pepper flakes. Stir. 

  1. Sauté garlic for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. 

  1. Add the shrimp and stir to coat with butter and oil. 

  1. Pour in the white wine and lemon juice. Stir. 

  1. Arrange the shrimp in an even layer on the bottom of the sauté pan. 

  1. Increase heat to high and bring the sauce to a boil. 

  1. Boil for 2-3 minutes. 

  1. Turn the shrimp cook for another minute for even cooking. 

  1. When shrimp are bright pink and opaque remove the pan from the heat and finish with parsley and black pepper. 

  1. Toss to combine and set aside. 

  1. Drain the pasta. 

  1. Divide the pasta among 4 plates. 

  1. Place shrimp (about 4-5) over each serving of pasta. Pour sauce over the shrimp. 

  1. Enjoy! 

In the end you have a tasty dish to devour. Every bite is super flavorful. The garlic, butter, and white wine makes a five star sauce and the addition of parsley as well as the red pepper gives it a little kick. Every shrimp is perfectly coated and the pasta completes the plate.  

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