garlic butter shrimp scampi

Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi can be loved as an appetizer/mild meal OR for dinner with your favorite pasta of choice! You also can hold it low carb and serve over zucchini noodles or with steamed cauliflower! Either way, it’s scrumptious and even better than an Italian restaurant Scampi!

garlic butter shrimp scampi
garlic butter shrimp scampi


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced (or 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic)
  • 1 1/4 pounds (600 grams) large shrimp prawns, shelled with tails on or off
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • Heat olive oil and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan or skillet. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds – 1 minute). Then add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper to taste and sauté for 1-2 minutes on one side (until just beginning to turn pink), then flip. 
  • Pour in wine (or broth), add red pepper flakes (if using). Bring to a simmer for 1-2 minutes or until wine reduces by about half and the shrimp is cooked through (don’t overcook your shrimp).
  • Stir in the remaining butter, lemon juice, and parsley and take off the heat immediately.
  • Serve over rice, pasta, garlic bread or steamed vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, zucchini noodles).


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 458mg | Sodium: 1427mg | Potassium: 186mg | Vitamin A: 810IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 262mg | Iron:

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