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Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve to company, but it’s easy to prepare. The bright flavors of lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp. Serve it over pasta and wait for the compliments. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve with pasta.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • You can easily use frozen shrimp.
  • Use our guide to clean, devein and prep your shrimp.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 395 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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    • homemadewithlove
      Jul 2, 2020

      Quick easy meal, can be served over rice or pasta. Add a salad and dinner is ready. My teen daughter prepared when I came home from hospital.

    • Catbird513
      Jun 29, 2020

      This recipe was easy and full of flavor. The only thing I did different, was add a little white wine. Delicious!

    • Debra1960
      Jun 18, 2020

      Added a couple crab cakes to the breadcrumb and cheese topping. Lemon was perfect with that addition and will definitely make again.

    • Michael
      May 31, 2020

      This has WAY too much lemon. I haven't tried it with reduced or zero lemon juice but I think it would probably be pretty bland. It needs more garlic and something to give it a little zing. Granted, though, it was a very easy experiment.

    • Esmerelda
      May 4, 2020

      Absolutely delicious! Doubled ingredients for 2 lbs on shrimp!

    • Diane
      May 4, 2020

      A big hit - delicious!

    • Keke
      Apr 26, 2020


    • Mary
      Apr 4, 2020

      Uh oh.....I added 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs instead of the 1/4 cup called for in recipe. The sauce turned out super think, not really sauce exactly. It tasted good. Is there anyway to salvage the sauce?

    • bobcatohio
      Mar 29, 2020

      What kind of white wine is best for this recipe?

    • Kim
      Feb 15, 2020

      Easy and quick using precooked frozen shrimp! I used Italian seasoning instead of oregano. Placing under the broiler gave it a nice texture. I also used 1 lb. of asparagus, steamed and cut into pieces. Yummy!!