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Shrimp scampi in a skillet, with a big spoon placed inside to spoon out shrimp.

Shrimp Scampi

Katerina | Diethood
Classic Shrimp Scampi is a mouthwatering seafood skillet meal that’s super easy to make. White wine, butter, and fresh garlic give it oodles of flavor!
Servings : 4
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or to taste
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1.5 pounds large shrimp, shelled and deveined, tails on or off
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Serve with pasta, rice, or crusty bread


  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 20 seconds, stirring frequently.
  • Whisk in the wine, and season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes; bring to a simmer and continue to cook for about 2 minutes, or until liquid is reduced by half.
  • Add the shrimp and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they turn pink and opaque on all sides.
  • Stir in the parsley and lemon juice, cook for 30 seconds.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Serve over rice, pasta, or crusty bread.


Calories: 139 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 0.5 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 297 mg | Potassium: 67 mg | Fiber: 0.3 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 598 IU | Vitamin C: 9 mg | Calcium: 17 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg | Net Carbs: 3 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cooking shrimp, garlic butter shrimp, garlic shrimp scampi