15 Minute Shrimp Scampi Pasta

15 Minute Shrimp Scampi is a household preferred weeknight meal for hectic households! It fasts and simple to make, and everybody constantly raves about it. Trust us, you’ll be licking your plate tidy tonight! 

An overhead view of a skillet filled with shrimp scampi.

Shrimp scampi is among those traditional meals that never ever heads out of design. No matter what season it is, or when we last had it, we are constantly in the state of mind for this tasty meal. We are everything about the very delicious butter, garlic, lemon, red wine sauce. The taste can’t be beat, it has simply the correct amount of heat from the red pepper flakes, and it’s quick and simple too! You’re going to wish to make this one for supper tonight!

Did you understand that shrimp scampi initially didn’t even consist of shrimp? Scampi is in fact a more broad name for little members of the lobster household, normally Dublin Bay prawns or Norway lobsters. Nevertheless, since we have an abundance of shrimp in the United States, this meal altered gradually to end up being a practically formulaic technique of preparing shrimp over pasta: normally sautéed in butter with garlic, gewurztraminer to deglaze the pan, and lemon juice. Yum!

  • Can I use frozen shrimp for Shrimp Scampi?

    Absolutely! Keeping frozen shrimp on hand makes this easy weeknight dinner even easier, especially if you buy the pre-peeled and deveined variety! Be sure to thaw before using. 

  • Pasta Options:

    This recipe calls for linguine, but you can really use any long, thin style pasta: spaghetti, angel hair, 

  • Wine Substitution:

    If you do not want to cook with alcohol for any reason, you can simply substitute the red wine for chicken stock.

  • Is Shrimp Scampi spicy?

    We don’t think so, no. It has a pleasant heat, but is not overly spicy. However, everyone has a different spice tolerance. If you know that you are particularly sensitive to heat, you may want to reduce the crushed red pepper flakes to 1/4 teaspoon.

An overhead view of a plate of shrimp scampi.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.