Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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In Burien, Washington, Lori Watkins frequently prepares this simple seafood entree that looks fancy enough for company or special occasions. "I've been serving this delicious dish for years, and everyone likes it," she remarks.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces angel hair pasta
  • 1-3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 250 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 vegetable.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the broth, garlic, lemon-pepper and 3 tablespoons each green onions and parsley. Bring to a boil. Add shrimp; cook for 3-5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Top with shrimp mixture and remaining onions and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Scampi in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p16

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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rjhorner User ID: 351096 261462
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"I thought this was very plain. just tasted like shrimp and pasta no real flavor"

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 214660
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

"This really is the "BEST" - it will be my go-to scampi recipe from now on. Thanks, Lori!"

THeadvocate317 User ID: 7540255 20333
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"I added a tsp of lemon juice"

tige321 User ID: 6300095 72084
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"That was a nice change from the ho-hum average dinner. Had to add a bit of salt,but other than that,very nice."

jamcat_jou User ID: 1012318 33107
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"Abosolutely loved this dish. Best flavor I have had with ingredients I even had on hand. I will be making this again and again."

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