Sarasota's Pasta Shrimp Scampi

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"This is a lighter version of the traditional shrimp scampi with less butter, but it gets a nice flavor from the white wine and red pepper flakes. I prefer to use a good fresh shrimp for this, large or extra large, and for the pasta - angel hair or thin spaghetti is my choice. Add a few fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon and that is all you need. It is very basic but absolutely delicious. Serve with some crusty bread and a salad on the side."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (323.6 g)
  • Calories 672.2
  • Total Fat - 30.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 181 mg
  • Sodium - 784.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 68.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 27.5 g
  • Calcium - 113.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step 1

Pasta ... Because the shrimp takes literally 5 minutes, you want to start the pasta first. Cook according to package directions and don't forget to salt your water. Once the pasta is done, drain and return to the pot as you cook the shrimp.

Step 2

Shrimp ... As the pasta cooks, start your shrimp. You want to use a large saute pan for this because you will be adding the cooked pasta to this pan. Add the olive oil to the pan and bring to medium - medium high heat. Add in the onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook 3-4 minutes until the onions become slightly tender. Then, add in the shrimp, white wine and cook another 3-5 minutes until the shrimp JUST begin to turn pink and start to curl. Then add in the butter, lemon juice and zest and mix well.

Step 3

Finish ... Add the drained pasta, scallions and parsley and mix well. Cook another 1-2 minutes to combine everything and it is done.

Step 4

Serve ... Some crusty bread and salad is all you need.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious pasta and one we enjoyed so much! I used fresh extra large shrimp and herbs. I love lemon so of course I used lots. Such a great tasting dinner for this bunch!

review by:
(9 Feb 2021)


This is an awesome scampi and one I will be sure to make over and over. I used jumbo shrimp for mine. This has lots of flavor and a true find for me and my family!

review by:
(28 Mar 2014)