Simple Shrimp Scampi Recipe
- 3/4 cup butter, cubed
- 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 5 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- Lemon wedges, optional
- 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add the shrimp, lemon-pepper and garlic powder; cook for 5-8 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Transfer to individual serving dishes. Serve with lemon wedges if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
1/2 cup equals 242 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 213 mg cholesterol, 602 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 18 g protein.
Reviews for Simple Shrimp Scampi
"I served this over white rice and it was delicious! Couldn't be any easier to prepare!"
"This is great!"
"Soooo yummy, quick & easy!"
"This was easy and really good. However, I did make changes. I added a cup of dry white wine, used fresh garlic, added a teaspoon of lemon juice and a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. I served over angel hair pasta and topped it with fresh Parmesan."
"This is not any shrimp scampi - it's made with white wine. NEVER soup - gross."
"Not as flavorful and tasty as a more traditional scampi dish made with cloves of garlic (versus garlic powder) and white wine. But for a fast weeknight meal, it fit the bill just fine. Served over hot couscous."
"Very good. I made 1/2 of the recipe and added 1/4 cup white wine to the butter mixture. Quick and very easy! Becoming my favorite shrimp recipe. Thank you LIsa!"
"I love shrimp scampi. I make mine with capers and add some bread crumbs with parmesan cheese. Next time I'll add some white wine to it as suggested by reviewer "annfalco", thanks! Anything with white wine is good."
"I love shrimp scampi, I add capers to mine along with a little bread crumbs mixed with parmesan cheese. The next time I make this I will take the advice of reviewer annfalco and add some white wine to mine. White wine mixed with anything is wonderful. Thanks for the recipe"
"I didn't think this recipe was gonna be any good, since there really isn't anything to it. But it is really good and very easy to make."
"This was great! I made it as written alongside some whole wheat linguine, mixed the pasta in with the shrimp once it was cooked (letting the butter sauce coat the pasta), emptied into a bowl and topped with fresh parsley. It was a hit! Thanks so much for sharing!"
"Besides being tasty, it was easy and quick to make."
"Very fast and very good. Quick lunch when somebody shows up unexpected."
"There was nothing to this - yes, it was good, but now what? When would you serve it? There are so many more interesting things to do with shrimp."
"I would love to tell you what I think of this recipe except it won't come up on my site after clicking on view recipe."
"Unfortunately, one of my sons is deathly allergic to seafood, so I only make this when he is not here. It's awesome though, and we love it. We will definitely be keeping this recipe."
"Any shrimp scampi dish that does not have dry white wine included in the ingredient list is very flat."
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.