Shrimp Scampi Recipe


  • 1 pound shrimp(454g) peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt(2g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • tablespoons olive oil(30ml)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter(60g, 2 ounces) divided
  • 1/2 cup shallots(67g) 1/8-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic(10g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice(79ml)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine(120ml) chardonnay recommended
  • 1/2 cup diced roma tomato(70g) 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley(2g) plus more for garnish


  1. Combine shrimp with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large saute pan over medium-low heat. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter.
  3. Once butter is melted add shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook until shallots are tender and garlic is fragrant but not browned, 2 minutes.
  4. Add shrimp to the pan in one layer, turn heat up to medium. Cook for 2 minutes, not moving the shrimp.
  5. Flip shrimp over and cook until just cooked through 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl.
  6. Turn heat up to medium-high, add in lemon juice, zest, and wine. Bring to a boil and allow sauce to reduce by half, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  7. Turn heat down to low and whisk in 3 tablespoons of butter to create a light thickened and emulsified sauce.
  8. Add cooked shrimp, tomatoes, and parsley. Stir and cook until shrimp is warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Garnish shrimp scampi with pepper and parsley. Serve with lemon wedges, crusty bread or pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 194                            Calories from Fat 162
                                                          % Daily Value*
Fat 18g                                                          28%
Saturated Fat 8g                                       40%
Cholesterol 30mg                                     10%
Sodium 296mg                                          12%
Potassium 60mg                                        2%
Carbohydrates 2g                                        1%
Sugar 1g                                                           1%
Vitamin A 450IU                                         9%
Vitamin C 9.6mg                                        12%
Calcium 6mg                                                 1%
Iron 0.1mg                                                      1%

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