Shrimp Scampi

This quick and easy shrimp dish has a flavorful and rich garlic butter sauce and is served over hot pasta. It can be on the rich side when served alone, so we pair it with hot fettuccine. Enjoy shrimp scampi with a green salad or steamed vegetables for a delicious meal.

White plate with shrimp, minced garlic, and parsley on a bed of fettuccine

While scampi often refers to a method of preparing shrimp (especially in the US), it actually is the name of a crustacean itself—a small edible lobster served alone or with melted butter. Because of the easy availability of shrimp, we use that in our scampi.

White plate with shrimp, minced garlic, and parsley on a bed of fettuccine

Shrimp Scampi

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 448
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Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
This quick and easy shrimp dish has a flavorful and rich garlic butter sauce and is served over hot pasta.

Ingredients

  • ½ c. butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Italian seasoning, to taste
  • 1 ½ tsp. steak sauce
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 1 lb. frozen cooked, peeled, deveined, tail-off shrimp, thawed
  • fresh chopped parsley, to taste
  • 12 oz pkg. fettuccine, cooked

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and add the onion and garlic and sauté until softened (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Italian seasoning, steak sauce, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil then add the shrimp, heat until warmed through.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve over fettuccine.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

White plate with shrimp, minced garlic, and parsley on a bed of fettuccine; text Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine


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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

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When Mary Ann is not cooking, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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