Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi

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Recipe: #24745

August 25, 2016

"Quick meal for a weeknight or when you are in a hurry. The cornstarch mix helps the garlic sauce stick to the pasta, so don't leave it out."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
  • Calories 554.3
  • Total Fat - 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 24.4 mg
  • Sodium - 263.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 103.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.4 g
  • Protein - 15.3 g
  • Calcium - 160.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 133.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.8 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add the broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp; cook 2 minutes on each side. Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Step 3

Heat the pan over medium-low heat. Add butter and oil; swirl to coat. Add garlic; saute 1 minute.

Step 4

Add chicken stock; bring to a boil, scraping the pan to loosen browned bits. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into the stock mixture; cook 1 minute. Stir in shrimp, pasta mixture, parsley, rind, juice, and salt; cook 1 minute, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


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Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting shrimp, look for fresh shrimp with a sweet smell and no discoloration.
  • If you don't have fresh parsley, you can substitute with 1 teaspoon of dried parsley.

  • Substitute zucchini for broccoli for a lower-carb dish. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a similar texture and flavor without the higher carb count of broccoli.
  • Substitute olive oil for canola oil for a more flavorful dish. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds more flavor to the dish, and can also help to add a healthier fat to the meal.

Vegetarian Scampi Replace the shrimp with 12 ounces of firm tofu, cut into cubes. Omit the chicken stock and use vegetable stock instead. Use 2 tablespoons of olive oil instead of butter and oil.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes: A classic side dish that pairs perfectly with the Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi. Roasting potatoes with garlic and herbs adds a delicious flavor and makes a nice accompaniment to the pasta and shrimp.

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus: A simple and flavorful side dish that pairs well with the Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi. The lemon and parmesan add a zesty, savory flavor to the asparagus that complements the flavors of the pasta and shrimp. Plus, asparagus is a great source of vitamins and minerals.


Q: Can I use frozen shrimp for this recipe?

A: Yes, you can use frozen shrimp for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw them before cooking.

Q: What size shrimp should I use?

A: It is best to use medium-sized shrimp for this recipe. If you can't find medium-sized shrimp, you can use large shrimp instead.

2 Reviews


Very good and easy. DH and I both loved it! Should have read Mikekey's tip about using wine - next time!!! Made for your football win!


review by:
(7 Jan 2024)


I usually serve brocolli with scampi, but on the side. This was a nice change. Liked cooking it with the pasta. The only change I made was to use white wine instead of broth.


review by:
(23 Aug 2017)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The dish Shrimp & Broccoli Scampi is believed to have originated in the United States in the 1950s. It was popularized by the Italian-American restaurant chains, such as the Olive Garden and Red Lobster.

Fun Fact 2: The dish is believed to have been created by the chef of the famous Italian-American singer, Frank Sinatra. He served it at his parties and it quickly became a favorite of many celebrities and famous people.