Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

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Treat yourself to the bright and zesty flavors of Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi! Succulent shrimp, sautéed with garlic, white wine, and lemon juice, then tossed with tender linguine pasta and fresh parsley. This classic Italian-American dish is quick and easy to prepare, making it perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion with loved ones.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi


  • 8 ounces linguine pasta
  • Salt, for pasta water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc)
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste (optional)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


  1. Cook the pasta: In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the linguine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water, and set aside.
  2. Sauté the shrimp: In a large skillet, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until pink and opaque.
  3. Deglaze the skillet: Pour the dry white wine into the skillet, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Allow the wine to simmer for 1-2 minutes to reduce slightly.
  4. Add lemon zest and juice: Stir in the lemon zest and lemon juice, tossing the shrimp to coat them evenly in the citrusy sauce. Season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes (if using), to taste.
  5. Combine with pasta: Add the cooked linguine pasta to the skillet with the shrimp, tossing well to coat the pasta in the lemon garlic sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of reserved pasta water to loosen it.
  6. Serve: Garnish the Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and freshness. Serve hot, and enjoy the vibrant flavors of this classic Italian-inspired dish!

Delight in the exquisite combination of flavors and textures in this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi, a tantalizing dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your culinary repertoire!

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