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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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    • Susan
      Apr 3, 2021

      I had great hopes for this recipe after reading the reviews, but we were very disappointed. I made it for dinner last night and the only adjustments I made were to add white wine to produce more sauce but it was still far too dry and to top the pasta with the shrimp mixture before broiling We also thought it was very bland; with the amount of garlic and lemon juice we thought it would taste better. I've been thinking about how to improve it: add lemon zest? saute the shrimp in the butter/oil instead of simmering in the liquid? I've decided to use other shrimp scampi recipes instead. The crispy broiled topping was wonderful so will try that with another recipe.

    • Susan
      Mar 1, 2021

      I really liked this recipe. Husband and I have made this twice and both times cleaned our plates. The lemon flavor is subtle and the shrimp cooked perfectly! A keeper for sure!

    • Denise
      Feb 11, 2021

      Very delicious and super easy to convert to Keto friendly! I just didn't add bread crumbs and it was still delicious! I also substituted regular noodles with healthy 0 net carb noodles..and added a little cooking wine. Classic dish, thank you!!

    • dmkinsey
      Jan 19, 2021

      I really like this recipe. Before dinner, my husband said he wasn't very hungry, but then he proceeded to clean his plate. Such good flavor! I will definitely keep this quick and delicious recipe in my toolbox.

    • gigiatl
      Jan 14, 2021

      Great recipe! I modified slightly... based on other reviews, I added a cup of white wine as the sauce does need a bit more. Also added in thinly sliced red onions. Lastly, did not bother to broil...was fantastic!

    • Newrecipejumkie2
      Dec 25, 2020

      I made this to try to make us feel better about having a lonely COVID ( no children or grandchildren) Christmas dinner. It was delicious and so easy. Hubby hates lemon so I just made the garlic butter sauce and used thin spaghetti since we didn’t have angel hair pasta. I will be making this many times!

    • Carolee
      Dec 21, 2020

      This is a fantastic recipe. The flavors were so wonderful. The only change we made was adding mushrooms but I can promise I will make this recipe for many years to come!! My husband gave my cooking a 5 star restaurant rating for this recipe!! Enjoy! We also used angle hair pasta.

    • Alice
      Dec 11, 2020

      I made this on a whim after looking for a recipe to used leftover grilled shrimp. It was *amazing*. Hours later, I am still thinking about it. Reading some of the other comments, I thought the amount of lemon was perfect. Tangy, zingy, mouth watering. I'll be making it again. Thank you!!

    • tammycookblogsbooks
      Oct 28, 2020

      Very good dish. Followed recipe except mixed pasta in before sprinkling with cheese, bread crumbs and parsley.

    • Rellierae
      Sep 7, 2020

      Really good! The lemon was a little overwhelming or it would have gotten 5. Next time I''ll use a lighter hand with it.