Shrimp Scampi (Our Version Of An Old Classic)

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"Our version of this old classic has served this shrimp loving family well over the years - an elegant entree for the buffet, a great starter and makes for a wonderful appetiser. A real winner at our house!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (171.8 g)
  • Calories 163.4
  • Total Fat - 9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 163.2 mg
  • Sodium - 712.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 16.1 g
  • Calcium - 78.8 mg
  • Iron - 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

If frozen thaw shrimp, peel and devein (may sub with a package of 'thaw and serve cooked' shrimp, tails removed)

Step 2

Peel and crush garlic, chop finely

Step 3

Over med heat melt butter

Step 4

Add garlic saute until translucent - do not brown

Step 5

Add wine and shrimp stirring shrimp, cook about five minutes or until shrimp is pink

Step 6

Add lemon juice,finely chopped parsley, salt and freshly ground pepper,toss and simmer a minute or two. Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Delicious! We only used one pound of shrimp and served it over rice. We also used the juice option. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(25 Feb 2016)


Shrimp Scampi is one of my top 5 favorite shrimp dishes and this one didn't disappoint. Not to subtle, not to strong, just right on taste. My favorite way to serve this is over jasmine rice and some crusty bread. Delicious! Thank you Gerry for sharing!

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(21 Jan 2016)


Very tasty dish...I served it alone...and enjoyed every bite..very easy to prepare...I didn't see a lot of juice to serve it over rice or noodles...but the flavor sure was there...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(10 Jan 2016)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This could easily become our favorite shrimp/prawn recipe. Fantastic flavour. I used the orange juice option and 3/4 teaspoon chili flakes. For the parsley I used flash frozen Italian herb mixture (it is parsley plus). The prawns were pink Argentinian. Served with steamed carrots, brussels sprouts and rice. The sauce over the rice was wonderful. Thanks Gerry for this keeper

(16 Feb 2015)


Another winner Gerry! Served it on whole grain spaghetti and garlic bread. I used the orange juice option as I did not have any wine and added the hot chili flakes. We really enjoyed your version! Thank you for sharing. Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

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(4 Nov 2014)


Very quick and easy. Served over linguini. Great flavors. An easy recipe to add to, I think. Would be good with some chopped tomato.

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(3 Oct 2013)