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Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Course Main
Cuisine American


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 box linguine


  • Follow the directions on the box of linguine. Heat the water while you prepare the shrimp scampi.
  • Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Saute the garlic for 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
  • Add the shrimp to the pan and brown on 1 side (approximately 3 minutes) and turn.
  • Carefully add the white wine and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper
  • Cover the skillet until the shrimp are cooked/pink (about 3 minutes) Remove the shrimp to a bowl and turn the heat to medium high. Scrape the bottom of the skillet to get any brown bits up. Cook for an additional 7 minutes.
  • Drain the linguine and toss it with the shrimp and sauce. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley.