Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This shrimp scampi recipe is very quick and easy to make and has no wine in it. All you need is butter, oil, lots of garlic, shrimp, lemon and parsley and you have a completely satisfying meal.

You will notice that I add olive oil to my butter when I melt it. This is done so as to prevent the butter from burning once it melts. You will also notice that I call for shelled and deveined shrimp. That means the shrimp has been cleaned and the black vein has been removed. That black vein is the intestine and is gritty and pretty yucky to eat.

Another important thing to note is that shrimp cooks very quickly. Once it turns pink it is ready. Do yourself a favor and don’t over cook it because it will turn rubbery and you will ruin it. A properly cooked shrimp is tender and juicy.

Here is what you are going to need for this exquisite shrimp scampi recipe:

Serves six
1 tablespoon butter
Olive oil
1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp
6 garlic cloves, minced
½ lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt & Pepper

Melt the butter with a splash of olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the shrimp and mix well. Add the lemon juice. Cook for about 4 minutes, until shrimp is pink. Add the chopped parsley.

Season lightly with salt and liberally with black pepper. Serve with your favorite side. This goes great with angel hair pasta.

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • December 2, 2009


    Looks delicious. Also one of my favorites

  • December 2, 2009


    Thanks! I really appreciate you visiting and watching! I will be by your blog shortly!
    Mary Ann

  • April 14, 2011


    I cannot believe I JUST NOW stumbled upon this site. This is like, a food lovers dream come true! lol. Your recipes are so easy to understand and so delicious! Thank you for being the secret behind all the compliments I receive! haha 😉

  • April 19, 2011


    You are welcome! Thank you so much for coming by! I really appreciate it!
    Mary Ann

  • December 30, 2011


    i”ll try the shrimp scampi in the new year it looks delicious and simple to make. good luck to me!

  • January 4, 2012


    Hi Wayne!
    I hope this worked wonderfully for you! Thank you for coming by and giving this a try!
    Mary Ann