Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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This shrimp scampi recipe looks like you fussed, but it’s easy to prepare. Lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp, and bread crumbs add a pleasing crunch. Served over pasta, this main dish is pretty enough for company. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
Featured In: Top 10 Quick Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 395 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil until fragrant. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, pepper and oregano; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs and parsley.
  2. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Shrimp Scampi in Taste of Home October/November 2005, p19

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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lyndsbg User ID: 8585943 266161
Reviewed May. 21, 2017

"I have tried several shrimp scampi recipes over the years and this one is definitely the best! We added some spinach after to the pasta after draining the water. My husband and I agree that this was restaurant quality. Thanks for sharing!"

inthesky1 User ID: 4609259 264244
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"quick, easy and SO tasty!! I added a few fresh tomatoes (chopped) to the skillet with the garlic and it was yummy!"

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 260439
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

"We thought this was delicious! This was my first time using a cast-iron skillet, but it was just so easy. The only thing I changed was that I used spaghetti instead of angel hair. Oh and I also used dried parsley instead of fresh. I can understand why the one reviewer said it was "dry", but I don't really agree. There isn't a traditional sauce. But the lemon and butter definitely keep this from becoming dry. Even the leftovers were delicious. We will definitely make this again."

zookeeperk User ID: 819663 258255
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2016

"Agreed with Robby1 the sauce was good enough to double!"

Robby1 User ID: 1478802 256406
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

"Why go to a restaurant when you can make this delicious Shrimp Scampi at home!! Next time I will double the sauce. So good and easy to put together!!"

homemadewithlove User ID: 4311884 255030
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2016

"quick, very good meal! Shrimp was perfect and great over angel hair."

lauripobanz User ID: 33298 253821
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"Excellent recipe. I made French bread to go with it, and it was great for sopping up the juices."

kbnp User ID: 8183352 251779
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2016

"Absolutely scrumptious without changing a thing. Highly recommend. Have to have again, soon!"

OhBeeOne User ID: 6442248 249065
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2016

"(Stars still aren't working right. All are 'black')

I'd give it a one star although hubby said he liked it. Won't make it again. Was dry. Prefer my shrimp stir-fried or coconut covered."

chrissellscandles User ID: 2752798 247000
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"This was amazing! I've never had better, even in a restaurant. My son and I sat there moaning while eating it. Lol I highly recommend with no changes. Fab!"

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