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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Course Main Course, Pasta, seafood
Cuisine American
Keyword easy-shrimp-scamp, shrimp-scampi-recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 lb angel hair pasta cooked per the package to al dente
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 ½ lbs large fresh shrimp peeled and deveined, tails intact
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp fresh chopped Italian parsley
  • fresh lemon slices for garnishing


  • Cook pasta in salted water per package instructions until al dente. Drain well just before serving.
  • To make shrimp: Heat oil in a large 12 inch skillet. Add onion. Saute over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes until softened. Add garlic cooking for 1 minute longer.
  • To the skillet add white wine or broth and butter. Simmer for 5-7 minutes over medium until slightly reduced.
  • Add¬†shrimp, season with salt and pepper and red pepper flakes. Cook for 2 minutes over medium-high or until pink and fully cooked through. Do not overcook.
  • Drizzle shrimp with fresh lemon juice and toss.¬†
  • Transfer drained pasta to plate and top with shrimp mixture garnishing with parsley and lemon slices.
  • Serve immediately garnished with parsley and lemon slices.