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easy garlic butter Shrimp Scampi

Easy Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi Recipe

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  • ½ lb linguine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 lbs medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
  • Optional parsley and lemon slices for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Once done, drain the pasta water (reserving about a cup of the cooking water) and set it aside.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet with butter and oil on medium heat. Once the butter is melted add in the minced garlic and shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes until the shrimp starts to turn pink.
  3. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice along with the crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked linguine pasta to the skillet and toss with shrimp and sauce.
  5. Sprinkle some freshly grated parmesan cheese over pasta and shrimp.
  6. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley and serve the shrimp scampi while it is still warm.


  • For more saucier pasta, add the reserved pasta cooking water about 1/4 cup at a time while the sauce is simmering
  • Chicken broth can be replaced by white wine.