Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant

Shrimp Scampi is a real treat served as a main course, appetizer, or as an accent on grilled meats.  This simple yet elegant dish makes any occasion special.  Serve with crusty bread to capture every garlic-lemon-butter bite.

Shrimp Scampi

Serves: 4
1        pound  large shrimp — peeled and deveined
1/4   cup  green onion — chopped fine
3        large cloves  garlic — minced
3        tablespoons  olive oil
4        tablespoons  butter
1/4   cup  dry white wine
2        tablespoons  lemon juice — fresh squeezed
1        tablespoon  minced parsley
1        tablespoon  fresh basil — chiffonade
1/4   teaspoon lemon zest — grated fine
dash  hot pepper sauce
salt and pepper to taste

In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil over med-low heat until fragrant. Add wine and lemon juice, simmer to reduce slightly.  Add butter and heat until melted.

Add shrimp and sauté until pink, about 3 minutes.

Stir in fresh parsley, lemon zest, basil, and hot pepper sauce; serve immediately.

Also posted on The Healthy Home Economist Monday Mania


7 responses to “Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant

  1. Wow I will definitely add this to my seafood aresenal, I agree this goes with a good crusty bread. Yum!

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  4. Oh my gosh, that looks so good! I want to try now!!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  5. I wish you had a printer friendly version of this recipe. Sounds delish!

    • Yes, I am working on site upgrades and such right now, so that will be a new feature soon. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know it is needed 🙂 If the print feature at the bottom of the post isn’t working well for you, you can also copy and paste into Word. Trying to make it easier in the future.

  6. Thanks for your speedy response. I will copy/ paste.

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