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Simple Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Simple Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This is an extremely easy recipe designed to impress your guests. Serve it to them while you're finishing up the main course and just listen to the raves! —Lisa Boehm, Deepwater, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 334 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 244mg cholesterol, 725mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein.

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 221790
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I served this over white rice and it was delicious! Couldn't be any easier to prepare!"

peligia User ID: 1877384 221582
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is great!"

kirbijo User ID: 3667086 157947
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2014

"Soooo yummy, quick & easy!"

Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 98971
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"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."

hannah4711 User ID: 6014255 170244
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This is not any shrimp scampi - it's made with white wine. NEVER soup - gross."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 171019
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"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."

f00d3 User ID: 1823087 209362
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014 Edited Mar. 13, 2015

"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!"

3232 User ID: 7402648 100801
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013


Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 168840
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"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."

Karen.Buske User ID: 6777614 157945
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2012

"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"

3wonderfulboys User ID: 4512678 168774
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"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."

ckelley116 User ID: 4403129 135246
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"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!"

lavina22 User ID: 2990299 135244
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2009

"Besides being tasty, it was easy and quick to make."

SandyG64 User ID: 249918 170243
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"Very fast and very good. quick lunch when somebody shows up unexpected."

FLT User ID: 3932205 82458
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"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."

gloriapaullin User ID: 4464776 170241
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"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."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 157944
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"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."

annfalco User ID: 3586553 170046
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2008

"Any shrimp scampi dish that does not have dry white wine included in the ingredient list is very flat."

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