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Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This garlic butter shrimp scampi Recipe is so quick and easy to make! Garlicky, buttery, lemony shrimp served over a bed of fettuccini pasta. What could be better?

Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

We eat a lot of chicken around here.  Don’t get me wrong, I love chicken, but sometimes my family wants something a little different.  So the family is always happy when I serve this Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe.

Seafood recipes are generally not on the top of my go-to recipe list.  I grew up on an island, so when it comes to fish and shrimp, I tend to be super picky.  (If the seafood’s not right off the boat, I’m often disappointed.) When buying the shrimp for this recipe, I followed the advice of the guy behind the seafood counter and was very pleased with the shrimp. (Thanks, seafood guy!)

What exactly is shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi is a seafood dish made with shrimp sauted in a a sauce of garlic, lemon, and butter

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easy garlic butter Shrimp Scampi

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  • Author: Jamie Sanders

Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces linguine or other pasta
  • 1 to 2 Tbs of olive oil (I used about 1.5ish, but if you like more oil, you can always add a bit more at the end when combining with the pasta.)
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 package of the Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Heat oil and butter in large skillet on medium heat until butter is melted.
  3. Add shrimp and Seasoning Mix; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or just until shrimp turn pink.
  4. Toss oil/butter/shrimp mixture with cooked pasta and lemon juice to coat well.
  5. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!


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48 Comments

  1. Also Pinned your recipe, I came to check it out because it looked delicious and found out you were having this giveaway. I'm very picky when it comes to sea food as well, I grew up on an Isthmus so we got fresh seafood pretty much every week, thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  2. I have to try the shrimp scampi. McCormick spices are in my spice cabinet all of the time. I would like to ask them about how long their shelf life is. My spices tend to get hard (perhaps from humidity) before I get them all used up. When I use them, I always shake them into my hand or a small bowl and never pour them out over a a pan, as the steam could contribute to it getting hard. Any ideas? Hope you can answer my questions please.

    1. Hi, Jackie. I would guess humidity contributes to clumpy spices, especially if your spice cabinet is right next to your oven or stove. I grew up on an island on the Gulf Coast and our spices were always clumpy. The only thing I can recommend to help is add a few grains of regular rice to your spice containers. The rice will help absorb excess moisture.
      Good luck,
      Jamie

  3. Your shrimp scampi looks great! I may try that or the chipotle marinated pork. Am always on the lookout for new recipes, too!

  4. I'd love to try the slow-cooked Italian chicken with noodles. Looks yummy! Thanks for the chance!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  5. Garlic Herb Seasoned Tilapia looks & sounds really good, I think I'll try that the next time we have fish. I'd love to win this giveaway. Sometimes I get into a rut, always doing things the same way. New recipes & lots of new herbs & seasonings would be great.
    Debharris723@comcast.net

  6. Been looking for something special to add to our holiday breakfast – Cinnamon Apple Brunch Bake Recipe Looks really good

  7. The Cheesy Vegetable Spaghetti Pie is what I'm going to make for dinner tomorrow. I have an abundance of zucchini in my garden and my plant is still producing even though we've had temperatures in the 40's!

  8. I would try the spicy white bean chicken chili. It is getting to be chili season! Yea!

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