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Shrimp Scampi

Classic shrimp scampi recipe with garlic, white wine, parsley, and butter.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 407kcal
Author James


  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup parsley minced
  • ¾ cup dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large lemon
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes optional
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Begin by mixing the shrimp with the baking soda and kosher salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add the olive oil and butter to the pan. Once butter melts add the garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes or until lightly golden.
  • Add the white wine and crushed red pepper to the pan and turn heat to high.
  • Once the wine reduces by half (about 3-5 minutes) add the shrimp in and turn the heat back down to medium.
  • Cook the shrimp until they turn light pink and firm. Depending on the size of shrimp this will take anywhere from 3-5 minutes.
  • Once shrimp are fully cooked through turn off the heat and add the parsley and the juice of half a lemon. Season with a nice amount of black pepper.
  • Taste test the sauce and make any final adjustments to salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper if required. Serve with crusty Italian bread. Enjoy!



  • Baking soda makes shrimp plumper and juicier.
  • Fresh good quality ingredients make all the difference in this dish.
  • Use fresh garlic, parsley, and good quality white wine.
  • Leftovers can be reheated gently on the stovetop until warmed through.
  • Serve with crusty Italian bread.  For pasta add 50 percent more wine and butter.  Also use a bit more pasta water to make a sauce that won't dry out.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.3g | Protein: 39.2g | Fat: 21.4g | Saturated Fat: 9.2g | Cholesterol: 389mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg