Shrimp Scampi (without wine) is a delicious gourmet main dish served over pasta. This comfort food is easy to make with a few simple ingredients.
Shrimp scampi is a very popular comfort food. It’s made with shrimp or sautéed in butter, olive oil and garlic (optional ingredient). Ready to serve in 20-25 minutes (depends on size of shrimp).
Although white wine is a popular ingredient in most shrimp scampi recipes, my recipe is delicious without it.
Classic shrimp scampi is served over pasta, rice or with crusty bread.
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What is Scampi?
Scampi means the style of cooking. For this recipe, it’s shrimp sautéed in butter and oil.
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- Pasta of your choice angel hair, linguini, spaghetti
- 12 medium cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined or use 6 large cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion yellow or white
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning or 1 minced garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
- grated Parmesan Cheese for garnish optional
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and place in serving dish.
- Add unsalted butter and olive oil to a frying pan. Over low heat, stir until butter is melted.
- Add Italian seasoning, paprika and chopped onions. Cook until onions are translucent (2-3 minutes). Add salt, black pepper and lemon juice. Stir until evenly combined.
- Stir in cooked shrimp is hot and until evenly coated (about 2 minutes). Turn heat off. Avoid overcooked/rubbery shrimp by Immediately removing cooked shrimp from hot frying pan and placing in a bowl.
- Spoon hot shrimp scampi over cooked pasta.
- Sprinkle servings with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).