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shrimp scampi

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

A simple and quick yet elegant shrimp dish with a lemon garlic butter wine sauce. It is traditionally served over angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For shrimp scampi

  • 8 oz
    thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 lb
    shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1/4 lb
    asparagus trimmed and cut in 1/2 inch segments
  • 4 lg
    cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 c
    sliced grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 c
    dry white wine
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 pinch
    crushed red pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parmesan cheese

How To Make shrimp scampi

  • 1
    Cook pasta according to box instructions
  • 2
    Heat 2 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp in a single layer. Cook 1 1/2-2 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove shrimp to plate cover and keep warm.
  • 3
    Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan over medium heat. Add asparagus and cook until crisp tender stirring frequently; approximately 4-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute; stirring constantly. Add grape tomatoes cooking for 30 seconds; stirring several times. Add the wine and cook for 1 minute letting it reduce some.
  • 4
    Add the shrimp back to the skillet, along with the lemon juice, parsley and crushed red pepper. Warm for a little less than 1 minute while you salt and pepper to taste. Serve over cooked angel hair pasta with fresh grated Parmesan Cheese.