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The Best Shrimp Scampi

The Best Shrimp Scampi recipe in a garlic butter sauce with white wine and pasta. It's so quick and easy to make for dinner in just 10 minutes. The shrimp are cooked in olive oil before adding to the saucepan with garlic, butter, white wine, and lemon juice. The sauce is then reduced until it thickens and becomes glossy before adding the pasta.
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Keyword shrimp scampi
Servings 4 servings
Calories 511kcal


  • 1 lb frozen or fresh jumbo shrimp thawed, deveined and shells removed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp red pepper flakes
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • cup white wine or chicken stock
  • ½ tbsp parsley minced
  • ½ lemon
  • 8 oz linguine optional, or rice


  • In a large skillet, heat oil and 2 tbsp butter.
  • Add shrimp and and saute for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  • Add garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
  • Pour in wine.
  • Toss together then bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes until sauce thickens and reduces.
  • Stir in butter, and parsley.
  • Serve with pasta.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 736mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg