Shrimp & Garlic Scape Scampi

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Recipe: #35118

June 17, 2020

Categories: Shrimp, Spaghetti,

"There's nothing better than shrimp, butter and wine, until you add fresh garlic scapes! Thanks to Kirsten Madaus and Farm Fresh Feasts."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (336.1 g)
  • Calories 528.3
  • Total Fat - 16.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 173.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1343.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 60.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 3.3 g
  • Protein - 36.2 g
  • Calcium - 320.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 31.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cook the pasta.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.

Step 3

Stir in garlic scape pesto, wine, lemon zest and juice until mixed. Bring to a simmer.

Step 4

Add shrimp and stir to coat with sauce.

Step 5

Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until shrimp is opaque and cooked through.

Step 6

(If using cooked shrimp, just add them to warm up as you continue.)

Step 7

Add parsley, capers and hot cooked noodles to the skillet. Toss everything together to coat the noodles.

Step 8

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Step 9

Sprinkle with parmesan to serve.


No special items needed.

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 ones that are firm and have a mild smell. Avoid shrimp that have a strong fishy smell.
  • When selecting garlic scapes, look for ones that are firm and have a mild garlic flavor. Avoid scapes that are wilted or discolored.

  • Substitute the butter for olive oil - This substitution is beneficial because olive oil is a healthier alternative to butter and still provides the same flavor.
  • Substitute the white wine for vegetable broth - This substitution is beneficial because it eliminates the need for alcohol and still provides the same flavor.

Cilantro & Lime Scampi Replace the parsley with 1/2 cup to 1 cup of cilantro and replace the lemon juice and zest with 2 ounces of lime juice and 1 tablespoon of lime zest. Add 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder for a bit of heat.

Roasted Asparagus with Garlic and Parmesan - Roasted asparagus is the perfect side to this shrimp and garlic scape scampi. The asparagus is lightly seasoned with garlic and parmesan, which complements the flavors of the scampi perfectly. The asparagus also adds a nice crunch and texture to the meal.

Risotto with Peas and Mushrooms: This creamy risotto is a great accompaniment to the shrimp and garlic scampi. The earthy flavors of the mushrooms and sweetness of the peas add a wonderful contrast to the dish. The creamy texture of the risotto pairs perfectly with the shrimp and garlic scampi, creating a delicious and satisfying meal.


Q: How long do I need to cook the shrimp?

A: The shrimp should be cooked for 3-5 minutes, stirring once or twice, until it is opaque and cooked through.

Q: What temperature should I cook the shrimp?

A: The shrimp should be cooked over medium-high heat. The internal temperature of the shrimp should reach 145°F (63°C).

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Fun facts:

Shrimp scampi is believed to have been created in the 1950s by Italian-American chefs in the United States. It has since become a popular dish all over the world.

The famous actor and director Robert De Niro is a big fan of shrimp scampi. He has even been known to order it at some of his favorite Italian restaurants in New York City.