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Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Best Shrimp Scampi

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2014

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

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

"I added a tsp of lemon juice"

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."

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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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