This Shrimp Scampi recipe is fast and super easy. My kiddos will do almost anything for a bite of it.
My kiddos love this shrimp scampi served over spinach and cheese ravioli!
This recipe is quick and easy. Before you begin, I recommend having all your ingredients ready and close to your cooking area. Overcooked shrimp makes for a rubbery and tough scampi, which no one wants to eat.
This recipe uses only butter. It will brown a bit as the shrimp cook. If you don’t prefer the taste of browned butter, you can easily remedy by using half butter and half oil.
While you can use lemon juice and create fabulous flavor, some may prefer to use white wine. Should you be the latter, I recommend Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay for the best flavor.
Fun Fact: Scampi are actually tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells (also called langoustines). Scampi originated in Italy where the Italian cooks sauteed the langoustines in olive oil, onion, garlic, and white wine. It could be langoustines weren’t readily available in the United States, where the scampi were swapped for shrimp, and both names became the dish.
Easy Shrimp Scampi
Easy Shrimp Scampi Ingredients:
¼ cup Butter
1 pound Shrimp
1 Green Onion
2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped
¼ teaspoons Black Pepper, Ground
2 Tablespoons White Wine, or lemon juice
Easy Shrimp Scampi Directions:
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
Add the shrimp, green onion, garlic, parsley, and pepper. Cook and stir the shrimp for 3 to 4 minutes, or just until the shrimp turn pink.
Remove from heat and stir in the lemon juice or wine.
Serve as is, over rice, noodles, or my kiddos love this over spinach and cheese ravioli.
- ¼ cup Butter
- 1 lb Shrimp
- 1 Green Onion
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
- ¼ tsp Black Pepper, Ground
- 2 tbsp White Wine, or lemon juice
- Melt butter in large skillet on medium heat.
- Add shrimp, green onion, garlic, parsley, and pepper; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
- Stir in wine or lemon juice.
- Serve as is, over rice, noodles--my kiddos love this over spinach and cheese ravioli.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 270mgSodium: 1167mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 26g
Nutritional information may not be accurate