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Best Shrimp Scampi

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


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • gunslinger
    May 6, 2019

    My husband is a shrimp lover and he loved this shrimp scampi recipe. I made as directed except , I made a cornstarch slurry and thickened the sauce a little so it would stick to the pasta better.It was very easy to make.

  • rjhorner
    Feb 17, 2017

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

  • SimpleFoods
    Dec 12, 2014

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

  • THeadvocate317
    Nov 15, 2014

    I added a tsp of lemon juice

  • tige321
    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
    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.