Shrimp Scampi

Recipe provided by Angela Archer



5 min

Prep Time

15 min



  • 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp oil (vegetable, olive, or other to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional)


  1. Combine garlic, salt, and about 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat. At this point, the shrimp can be cooked, or chilled, uncovered, for 30 minutes up to 1 hour.
  2. Heat remaining oil in a large skillet to medium and add shrimp mixture. Watch pan as to not burn the garlic. Sauté quickly for about 1 minute per side.
  3. Remove shrimp from pan. It will be partially cooked. Toss in red pepper flakes for 1 minute.
  4. Add wine and lemon juice. Cook, stirring occasionally until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add butter, swirling the pan until butter is melted and sauce is thickened about 3 minutes.
  6. Toss the shrimp, along with any juices, back into the skillet, and cook until shrimp is done, about 2 minutes longer.
  7. Serve alongside steak, a dinner salad, or by itself with a loaf of crusty bread to soak up the sauce.


Midwest farmed shrimp do not need to be deveined.