Shrimp Scampi is a classic Italian-American dish that features large, juicy shrimp in garlic butter white wine sauce tossed with thin pasta.


  • 1 lb pasta like spaghetti, angel hair, or linguine
  • 1 lb large shrimp
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp butter additional
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon – juice only
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • salt


  • If you got shrimp still in shells, it will need to be cleaned and de-veined before cooking.
  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until it is al dente, drain off the water, and set aside.
  • Measure and prepare remaining ingredients before starting to cook because this recipe cooks fast.
  • Season shrimp with some salt and toss so the seasoning is spread evenly.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter and add olive oil.
  • Smash garlic, mince it, and add it to the skillet. Add red pepper flakes too and saute garlic and pepper flakes until garlic is browned.
  • Add shrimp to the skillet and cook until it turns opaque on one side.
  • Flip all the shrimp and cook until it’s just turned opaque on the other side. Take shrimp out of the pan but leave butter and garlic behind.
  • Add a little more butter and let it melt.
  • Pour in white wine, mix, and let it simmer for a few minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and season the sauce with some salt. Return shrimp to the skillet.
  • Cook for just about a minute, stir in parsley, and add cooked pasta. Toss everything together and serve.
  • NOTE: if you like your pasta dishes extra sauce, feel free to double the sauce.

Recipe from willcookforsmiles.com