Shrimp Scampi


Shrimp is probably the most popular crustacean in the world. Shrimp, cooks fast and is used to make multiple dishes. It is used in rice dishes like paella or in seafood favourites like shrimp fettuccine Alfredo. Scampi can be made with different crustacean including crayfish and lobsters. Some people even enjoy the occasional chicken scampi. However, shrimp scampi is the most common type of scampi found worldwide. The recipe below shows you the easiest and quickest way to get your shrimp fix with delicious shrimp scampi.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/4 pound of raw shrimp, peeled
  • 1/8 tablespoon of crushed pepper flakes
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup of white wine (optional)
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley flakes
  • Salt
  • Black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, add the extra virgin olive oil and heat over a low heat. When the olive oil has been heated, add the garlic and onion and cook until the garlic and onion become golden brown.
  2. Next, add the shrimp, salt, black pepper and the white wine and raise the heat to medium-high and cook the shrimp for 3 minutes per side or until the shrimp become pink in colour.
  3. Finally, lower the heat to medium-low before adding the lemon juice, butter, pepper flakes and parsley flakes. Stir well before removing from the heat. Serve with rice, pasta or bread.

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    • Ken
    • November 10, 2016

    My first time cooking with shrimp. Wish me luck and send over any tips.

    • Joelle
    • November 10, 2016

    @Ken Whatever you do, if your shrimp smells like ammonia, take the hint and throw them out — they’re too old

    • Tanya Ge
    • November 10, 2016

    wine is optional but recommended 😉

    • Konnor
    • November 10, 2016

    im not making mine with salt or pepper. is that ok? has anyone done this?

    • Kylie
    • November 10, 2016

    Easy and quick. Thanks Megan & Cookfor1

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