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shrimp scampi

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
oneita ericson
Hampton, VA

An all-time family favorite that is so quick and easy. I always serve it over white rice with hot apple muffins.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Shrimp scampi is a recipe that sounds super fancy (and they charge a fortune for at a restaurant), but it's very easy to make. The delicate shrimp are bathed in a buttery garlic sauce. You really taste the paprika, cayenne, and celery salt of Old Bay seasoning. Crushed pepper does give the dish a nice kick of spice. Shrimp scampi is typically served with linguine, but we loved the white rice. It really soaks up the butter sauce.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1
serves 3-4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Saute

Ingredients For shrimp scampi

  • 1 lb
    raw shrimp (cleaned and deveined)
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp
    Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp
    chopped parsley
  • 2 c
    cooked white rice
  • 1 stick

How To Make shrimp scampi

  • Butter melting in a pan.
    In frying pan over medium heat melt butter and sauté garlic. Do not brown garlic!!
  • Cooking the shrimp and lemon in the melted butter.
    Add shrimp and lemon juice. Cook for a few minutes just until shrimp turns pink.
  • Adding the rest of the ingredients and sauteeing shrimp until cooked.
    Add all remaining ingredients except the white rice. Stir frequently and cook for 5-10 minutes to allow butter sauce thicken some and blend flavors. (I like to measure ingredients before I begin. This recipe tends to cook up quickly.)
  • Shrimp poured over white rice and served with lemon wedges.
    Spread hot white rice over bottom of casserole dish. Poor shrimp with all butter sauce over white rice and serve immediately. The rice always soaks in some of the butter sauce and tastes amazing.
  • 5
    Optional - I sometimes stir in a can of French cut green beans which is always delicious.
  • 6
    Note: If you double this recipe do not double the Old Bay or red pepper. If you do, it will be a very hot and spicy dish.