Succulent Shrimp Scampi

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Succulent Shrimp Scampi. . I say this a lot, but this is honestly one of our all-time favorite dishes: You will not be disappointed with this Succulent Shrimp Scampi recipe.

The sauce alone is something to write home about.

It’s just so good.

Shrimp scampi recipe
And one of the great things about this classic Italian-American dish is that it comes together in less than 30 minutes!


Shrimp scampi is not difficult to make at home and produces a restaurant-quality meal every time!

Your guests will be so impressed!

Watch us show you how to make on of our most favorite dishes of all time!

Of course, quickly searing the shrimp in some olive oil and a good dose of garlic really gets this dish going to flavor town…fast.

And the smell as the shrimp cooks is intoxicatingly incredible.


shrimp scampi recipe


And this dish comes together so quickly. You can have this dish on the table within 30 to 40 minutes, no problem at all.

We love to serve it over linguine! But it is also delicious served over steamed rice. And it’s even so good, you can serve it in a dish with crusty bread for dipping up the sauce.

So incredibly flavorful!

shrimp scampi recipe

The wine and butter sauce, combined with the garlicky shrimp, just can not be beat.

Oh, if you’re looking for the perfect Shrimp Scampi recipe, you’ve come to the right place!

This is such an easy dish to prepare, but will truly impress your guests when you serve it to them. It’s that good.

shrimp scampi recipe

This Succulent Shrimp Scampi is Italian-American cuisine at its very best.

This dish will rival any scampi served at just about any restaurant you try.

Don’t you just want to dive into that skillet of pure yumminess?


shrimp scampi recipe


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And now…onto this amazing Succulent Shrimp Scampi recipe!

A hand dipping bread into succulent shrimp scampi

Succulent Shrimp Scampi

This succulent shrimp scampi is incredible. The sauce, alone, is worth writing home about. Serve over linguine, or with a bunch of fresh, crusty bread for soaking. Good Lord...this is so good.
5 from 17 votes
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Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Italian-American cuisine, scampi
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 246kcal


  • 1 lb large shrimp peeled and deveined - leave the tails on (if desired)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 cup quality dry white wine don't use cooking wine!
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 tbsp fresh lemon juice about 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp 1/2 stick of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped


  • Lightly season the shrimp all over with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and sauté until pink and fully cooked, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer cooked shrimp to a paper-towel lined plate.
  • In the same pan, over medium-high heat, add the wine, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 6 - 7 minutes.
  • Whisk in butter and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add shrimp to re-heat, tossing to coat well with sauce, for about 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, just before serving.


Calories: 246kcal
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  • 5 stars
    Incredible! I love your recipes, and this one did not let me down. I will admit, I did not have shrimp, but did have scallops on hand and aside from that one change, every other detail was followed step by step.

    My daughter took one bite and asked for the recipe, as she wants to impress her boyfriend. Thank you for your humor, love of food and willingness to share with all of us how to recreate your delicious meals!

    • Hi Abby! Scallops are AMAZING in this dish! BRAVO!! We are thrilled you and your daughter enjoyed the recipe! Thank you for sharing and thank you so so much for the GREAT review! That means the world to us! Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Thank you for another amazing dinner! I added the shrimp shells to my freezer bag and used the fork tine trick to devein the shrimp. It was a long day and this was a super simple, fabulous meal to end the day! I made 2 stock pots of beef stock today as well. Any takers for cleaning up? :))

    • Wow Wow Wow! Claire! You’ve been busy in the kitchen and being a culinary rock star! We are so so impressed! And we are thrilled you loved shrimp scampi! And you are a pro! Freezing those shrimp shells will come in really handy someday! Thanks so much for sharing and for the GREAT review! That truly means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This was spectacular!! I have been making my own variation of Shrimp Scampi for years but this added a little bit of something extra. The flavors just work so well together. I was a bit skeptical about the Worstishire sauce but I admit it was delicious. I will be sure to save this one!!!

    • Hi AnnMarie!! YAY!!! We are so so happy you loved our shrimp scampi recipe! That has been a favorite of ours for many years so it just fills our hearts with joy to hear you had such great success with the dish. Thank you so much for letting us know and for the GREAT review. That honestly means so much to us!! Please stay in touch! All the best, Kris & Wesley

    • 5 stars
      THIS SAUCE. I’ve made your recipe six times now, and it’s one of the most sublime things I’ve ever tasted. We have a German intern living with us, and I made this tonight. That very proper German *drank* the sauce from his plate. I mean, I did too, but I do it every time.

      Thanks so much for putting this recipe out into the ether and into my life. It’s perfect.

      • Alicia!! You have no idea how happy you have just made us! This shrimp scampi recipe has been one of our all-time favorites for many, many years. It fills our hearts with joy when other home cooks have such great success with it, too!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing and for the wonderful review. That honestly means the world to us!! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

  • Best scampi sauce ever! My husband and I are of the “crusty bread accompaniment” so sauce is paramount!

    Will make this again with double the sauce!

    • HI Sheila! Woo hoo!! We are so so happy you and your husband enjoyed our shrimp scampi recipe. That has been one our all-time favorites for years! And you are so right…THE SAUCE!!!! Made for delicious crusty bread! YUM! Thanks for letting us know and please stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Far and away the best shrimp scampi I’ve ever had! My partner and I served it with polenta. He will not stop talking about it!

    • Jim!!! Yay!!! That is SO AWESOME! We are THRILLED you and your partner loved our scampi recipe! That has been one of our favorites for many, many years. So so so glad you had such great success with it! And THANK YOU SO MUCH for letting us know and for the wonderful review! That means the world to us!! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious! This will go into our regular rotation especially when we have shrimp loving company. If you love shrimp and great sauce make sure you try this! Thanks guys!!!

    • Hi Margaret! Woo hoo!! That is awesome to hear! So glad you enjoyed the shrimp and grits! That has been one of our most favorite recipes for a long time. Thank you for letting us know about your success with the dish and for the wonderful review! That means the world to us! Thanks so much! All the very best, Kris & Wesley

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