Succulent Shrimp Scampi

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 12 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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