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 13 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
    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

  • 5 stars
    Hubby and I loved this recipe. Wish Hubby hadn’t liked it so much so I could have it all for myself. Will definitely have this many times more.

    • Hi Deb! We are so so happy to hear that you and your hubby loved shrimp scampi so much! Next time you may need to double the recipe! LOL! Thanks so much for letting us know and especially for the GREAT review! All the best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This is the best scampi recipe I’ve ever tasted! The instructions are incredibly easy to follow. Served over roasted spaghetti squash and added some scallops to the shrimp just for fun. This is definitely going to the top of the seafood recipe list! Thanks so much!

    • Wendy, thank you SO MUCH!! We are so so thrilled to hear you had such success with the scampi recipe! That’s one of our all-time favorites for sure! Thank you for letting us know and for the GREAT review! Take care and stay in touch! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • Quick, easy, and delicious! Directions are clear enough that I used it for entertaining on my first go at it, which I almost NEVER do.

    Would certainly recommend this to my friends

  • If you peeled the shrimp yourself, you can make some shrimp stock to replace all or some of the chicken stock. Put the shells in the same sauté pan you ar going to use for scampi, maybe with couple drops of oil over med high heat. Let them get blustery and slightly brown stir to get all sides. Add some water and simmer for a while

  • Hello. Thank you for an awesome recipe. Just made it and my family devoured it. I love and appreciate the ease of making this dish. Definitely making this again and again!

    • 5 stars
      Hello. Thank you for an awesome recipe. Just made it and my family devoured it. I love and appreciate the ease of making this dish. Definitely making this again and again!

      • Hi Anna! That is so awesome to hear and we are thrilled that you and your family loved the dish. Congrats!! Its’ definitely one of our all-time favorite dishes, too!! And thank you so much for letting us know. That means the world to us!! Stay in touch!! Best, Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    This was delicious! From the ingredients it sounded good, but all together it was incredible, just an explosion of flavors. Instead of shrimp I went with scallops. I did forget one of the post regarding coating the seafood in flour. The sauce was thin, I added a little of some Wonder flour, the sauce thickened perfectly. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  • I’m in Tulsa and THE shrimp truck is coming up from Galveston on Tuesday. The shrimp is fresh and amazing and I know what I’ll be making Tuesday evening! This ain’t Red Lobster shrimp scampi, is it? I’m so excited to try your recipe.

    • Hi Sherry! Oh, you are SOOOO right! This is definitely NOT Red Lobster shrimp scampi!! Don’t miss that Shrimp Truck! 🙂 Let us know how it turns out once you make it! We’re pretty sure you’re gonna love it!! xoxo Kris & Wesley

  • Hey Guys! 🙂

    Have a lost my mind (please don’t answer) or did this recipe originally call for coating shrimp in flour?

    • Hi Chris!

      You have not lost your mind! And sorry for making you a bit crazy! 🙂 I (Kris) am constantly refining recipes, and I updated this recipe without dredging the shrimp in the flour. You can definitely do that, and I love the crunch it adds, but if overdone, it can affect the sauce at the end. I love the simplicity of a quick sear and then build the sauce from there. So, this updated scampi recipe I believe is even better than the previous one. Hope that makes sense!

  • It turned out great. I guilded the lily and added lemon zest. Too tart but still great. I like the use of flour to give it texture and flavor.
    Used spaghetti squash as pasta. Winner.
    Keep up the fun of cooking

    • Sounds wonderful! I know what you mean, I just love citrus so much, and it’s sometimes easy to go a bit too much, but I bet it was still delicious! Spaghetti squash…YES! Thanks so much for letting us know, and please stay in touch! Much more fun in the kitchen to come!

  • 5 stars
    Decided to make this for New Year Eve dinner. I usually make this dish during the holidays, I have a recipe, but I saw this and it looked so tasty I had to make it. Two Thumbs up from this Italian. My family originated from Calabria, I don’t remember my grandmother making Shrimp Scampi but since my boyfriend’s grandmother was from the northern part, I’m pretty sure this is how I had this dish.

    The taste is awesome, the right amount of butter and wine, but it was the chicken broth that made it different, but I really like it. I will be making this again, this was saved in my Everything Italian board so I have it for next time. Thank you gentlemen, a wonderful recipe

    • Nothing makes us happier than this kind of message. We are so happy and pleased to hear that you and your Italian family enjoyed the recipe. This has been one of our favorite dishes for as long as we can remember.

      We hope you and your loved ones have a joyous 2018 and please stay in touch.

      All the best,
      Kris & Wesley

    • Thank you, Ariana! A nice dry, but light white is nice. I’d go with a good Sauvignon Blanc, or Pinot Grigio. Let us know how it turns out! You’re gonna love it! xo Kris & Wesley

  • 5 stars
    I like to pin recipes that looks good, but also look for reviews, which are not many. Well, I made this today, and it … Was… Fabulous!! I made it with oven potatoes fries, also from here. This recipe will be fabulous with jasmine rice, pasta… Very happy girl! (And husband )

    • Hey there Maggie! Thank you so much! We are thrilled that you liked it. I have to tell you, this is one my all-time favorites. So crunchy, and delicious with the cocktail sauce. Yes! With Jasmine rice, and with pasta! You name it! Thanks again, and stay in touch! Kris (& Wesley)

  • Made this last night, loved the crunchy shrimp and the sauce was fabulous too. Will be making this again, a new family favorite for sure!

    • Maureen that is so great to hear! This shrimp scampi has been a favorite of ours for a long time. So glad you and your family like it! Cook on! Stay in touch. Kris & Wesley.

  • 5 stars
    Absolutely great recipe!! Followed it exactly as written and it turned out as one of the best shrimp recipes I’ve ever made and pleased the whole family of 5!! Which is a rarity that everyone enjoyed it.

    • Awesome Sarah!! That truly makes me smile. we love schrimp scampi!!!!! So glad the family liked it, too. I know that can sometimes be a challenge! Stay in touch! Kris

  • 5 stars
    My boyfriend and I made this for his family one night, it turned out excellent! The lemon was amazing in this. Thank you!

    • Thanks so much for the note, Elizabeth. I am so glad you made this and it was well received by the bf’s family! It’s always nice to keep the extended family happy! This is one of our favorite dishes, for sure. Hope to see you again! Kris

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