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Shrimp Scampi

You won’t believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes – perfect for those busy weeknights!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

We’ve had Butters for about 2 weeks now and we cannot be more in love. He chews and bites through anything and everything, including electrical cords, desk chairs and cardboard boxes, which is his absolute favorite. But when he falls asleep on my foot or in the middle of a belly rub, my heart just melts a little bit. And with a face like this, it’s hard to stay mad at him for longer than 30 seconds.

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

Butters is an absolute sweetheart, and like I said, we fall in love with him more and more as each day goes by. But enough about his cuteness – let’s talk pasta!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights! Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights! Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

My mother would make shrimp scampi quite often when I was growing up, but it always came out of the freezer. She’d stock up on those Costco shrimp scampi boxes where everything was prepackaged and all that was left to do was either microwave or heat through over stovetop. But now that I’ve tried this incredibly easy homemade version, I don’t know why anyone would opt for the freezer kind!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

This may be hard to believe but this really comes together in just 15 minutes. The only time consuming part may be the peeling of the shrimp, but if you’re short on time, you can even purchase the pre-peeled ones. Hey, I’m not one to judge – I’ve done that on several occasions, especially on those busy nights!

Shrimp Scampi - You won't believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes - perfect for those busy weeknights!

Once your shrimp is ready to go, you’ll saute that in a bit of butter, then you’ll deglaze with wine and lemon juice, and toss in that cooked linguine. You can garnish with some Parmesan cheese, and serve right out of the pan. Done and done! Now who still wants the freezer kind out of a box?

Shrimp Scampi

You won’t believe how easy this comes together in just 15 minutes – perfect for those busy weeknights!

10 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces linguine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup white wine*
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in wine and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a simmer; remove from heat and stir in pasta, lemon zest and parsley.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

Notes:

*Chicken stock can be used for white wine as a non-alcoholic substitute.

Adapted from Closet Cooking

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 417.1 Calories from Fat 86.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Saturated Fat 5.2g 26%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 234.3mg 78%
Sodium 359.0mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 45.2g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%
Sugars 2.2g
Protein 33.1g 66%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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200 comments

  1. Just started following you a couple of days ago. I have to say “That is one dang cute puppy!

  2. Butters is so adorable..oh my goodness!! Your recipe sounds simple and delicious!!

  3. Yum! I am ALL for homemade versions of everything, especially if they are so quick! Looks delicious and the puppy is too cute for words. 🙂

  4. I found your blog because of your delicious recipes, but then saw your precious corgi…and immediately followed you. We had our corgi, Ruby, for 13 amazing years…she was the sweetest dog we’ve ever known. Corgis are the best! Thanks so much for sharing your photos of Butters – they make me smile. And this shrimp scampi sounds delicious!

  5. Butters looks like a precious little corgi. We have two and adore them.

  6. What an adorable thing! I am so happy for you, and wish I had a puppy of my own 😀 I miss having a dog, they make the best friends!
    This pasta looks delicious! Mmm thanks for always inspiring 🙂 x

  7. Nice recipe. Thank you. And, your puppy is far too cute. Have a good weekend!

  8. Is Butters a corgie? How adorable. I too am a new follower of you blog and I love it. Thank you so much for this very easy shrimp scampi. I have kids and the other recipe I have doesn’t win them over at all, but I think this may be the one! Simple cooking, simple ingredients and all under 15 mins! What more could a busy mom want! Thanks for sharing and have an awesome weekend!

  9. Nice! A beautiful meal!

  10. Butters would melt anyone’s heart, Chung-Ah! What a sweet face and I bet his personality is even sweeter. Gorgeous Shrimp Scampi! I need this for breakfast right now. 😉 Pinning!

  11. OK. Butters is absolutely adorable. That little face!! The recipe looks great.

  12. Love this dish, so will be trying your version soon. Also loving Butters! Keep the photos coming.

  13. A great quick meal recipe! Delish! Now let’s talk about how cute that little sweet puppy is! I could not get any cooking done if I had Butters running around!

  14. I just love your Blog of recipes! Always love it when I see a new one on your Blog.
    I will be making your Shrimp Scampi this week!
    What kind of dog is Butters? He is adorable and I’m sure he’ll bring much joy into your lives.

  15. This is a great quick meal. And Butters is adorable!

  16. #1 Butters is the cutest! Such a sweet face. #2 I love shrimp scampi, wish this was dinner tonight!

  17. Love your recipes and Butters is my favorite character from South Park.Your Butters is very cute!

  18. Love the recipe! Butters is surely a heart melter. Just be very very careful about him chewing electrical chords. It is very dangerous for puppies, and dogs. Aside from the electrical danger, the vet said there is something in the wires that can be very harmful. We had a chewer too (MinPin) his specialty was shoes! He has moved on to blue jeans and underwear.

    • Thank you so much for concern – you are too sweet. We’re actually in the process of “puppy-proofing” all the electrical cords – for his sake and ours!

  19. I love your recipes and your new puppy…we have a Corgi mix we adopted over 10 yrs ago, and he’s an amazing dog.

  20. Shrimp scampi is my favorite dish. I can not wait to try your recipe. Love your site and all your recipes.

  21. This is just like my “made-up” recipe , except just before plating, I add I can diced tomatoes, and top with Feta cheese.. DELICIOUS

  22. What an adorable little fur baby! I love mine too, and yes, it’s incredibly hard to stay angry at them for very long. As for the dish, salivating here!

  23. This just went on the menu for this week! Butters is a doll. Is he named for anyone? A Harry Dresden Character for instance?

    • Thank you! He’s named after a South Park character. Although initially, I wanted to name him Buster after Arrested Development but Jason heard “Butters” – that’s when we knew we had the perfect name 🙂

  24. ohmigerrrd! How am I supposed to concentrate on how awesome the scampi looks with that face looking at me. That FACE!! <3

    What breed is Butters? I simply adore him!

  25. Oh my gosh your puppy is too cute!!! There is nothing like an adorable puppy face and corgi’s have one of the best. Shrimp scampi is one of my go-to’s on busy nights – I love to add fresh basil to mine, but will have to try with fresh parsley next time.

  26. My husband and I made this for dinner! So GOOD!

  27. OMG this looks so delicious. I love prawns and i will surely be making this for dinner this week. I hate peeling prawns so i will be buying already peeled prawns

  28. I don’t have fresh lemon juice, can I substitute bottled lemon juice? Cute puppy by the way 🙂

  29. Just finished a second serving! This recipe was delish! And, so simple to make! I loved it as is, hubby said he would have liked it to be “saucier”. Any suggestions??
    Thanks for the recipe!

    • I’m so glad you had a chance to make this! As for your husband’s request, you can add a bit more reserved pasta water to make it a bit “saucier” – hope that helps!

      • Thanks for info. I’m making this right now and thought already I probably want it a little saucer. Let you know the results

  30. I make this a lot but usually I add a few red pepper flakes, broccoli and sauted mushrooms.

  31. This is a pretty good recipe, but I think it needs less red pepper next time. It was so spicy it overpowered the other flavours and my lips are still burning. I think I’ll probably leave it out next time 🙂

    • Yes, I recommend omitting the red pepper flakes completely if it is too spicy for you. But honestly for me, I think I could’ve added more! 🙂

  32. I love your site and the fact that all your recipes are simple plus economical. I’ve found my new go to website for dinner options, off to see what your breakie page has to offer.

  33. I love how quick shrimp scampi is – perfect for weeknights! This recipe looks heavenly!! Pinned!

  34. oh sweet, how cute your dog is.
    and i love to eat shrimp and i think i even love it a lot. its mouthwatering, i cant help it. i’ll make one when i get home.

  35. what an adorable puppy!!

  36. Your puppy is so darn cute!!!!! I’m going to try this recipe tonight..

  37. I really appreciate the *non-alcoholic substitute 🙂 so nice to not have to look up what I should put in a recipe instead of the alcohol option. Looking forward to trying this out!

  38. This looks so easy and so good!! I decided to try it because 1.) I like the name of your blog and 2.) we love corgi’s, my inlaws have 2 but they are older. I immediately called my hubby over to look at the puppy corgi (:

  39. I saw this on Pinterest and decided to try this for dinner tonight! My four year old said it was “delicious!!” In her eyes that’s equivalent to a five star rating 🙂 I loved it
    Too!

  40. I love your blog, and I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out very soon! Just a quick question, do you leave the tails on the shrimp while they are cooked? Thanks!

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  42. Great recipes – and adorable dog!!

  43. I want your puppy!!! What a patooters! :}

  44. I’ve already made this several times, an it’s so delicious an easy. Can I use cooked shrimp? Will they end up being tough, you think?

  45. I am excited I just made this wonderful meal and it looks and smells marvelous! I am serving a couple of crab legs on the side too! 🙂

  46. Tried this recipe last night and it was super easy and super yummy!!! I highly recommend! Thank you so much for the recipe!

  47. Any recipe that is interrupted by a corgi must be worth trying. Such a ball of cuteness. Mine sits at my feet every second I am in the kitchen.

  48. I added heavy cream, diced heirloom tomatoes and of course, the pepper flakes. It was amazing! Thank you, and to your little dog too 🙂 Such a cutie.

  49. I was wondering if there is any way to make this a one pot meal? Or could I cook the pasta in some chicken stock (I’m using that instead of the wine) to give it more flavour? Or is that totally not necessary at all?

    • That sounds like a great idea but without further recipe testing, I cannot advise for sure if this will work or not. Please use your best judgment to convert this recipe to a one pot meal.

  50. This was delicious! And I surprisingly had all of the ingredients for it. Today was my birthday and I wanted a simple stay at home meal I could make with my husband. This hit the spot. A bonus was that one of my gifts from him was a nifty gaget that makes butter so I used butter I had literally made less then 6 hours before. Thank you for a restaurant quality meal in my home.

  51. Smelled like a restaurant in my house and tasted delisch.

  52. tried out your recipe today! Had no idea it was so simple to make. Wish I had some wine but fortunately I had some fresh chicken stock cooking. Super delicious and easy to make for a working mama. Thanks for sharing

  53. Just started following your blog. Recipe sounds delicious, will try. Your dog is oh so cute. Puppies can be a handful. I dog sit a couple of 6 mth old puppies, cross between Poodle and Jack Russell. They are so lovable as I am sure yours is. I myself have two older Shih Tzu, adopted from Humane Society 2.5 years ago when they were 10 years old. They are very well behaved and give so much love. Good luck with Butters, who will eventually outgrow this stage, hopefully.

  54. Came out excellent. Thank you for delicious recipe. I had to substitute the white wine with marsala wine because I had no white wine or chicken broth but came out great 😉

  55. Tried this tonight and was delicious!! Was slightly spicy for my littles so will cut down the red pepper flakes next time IF I decided to feed it to my kids lol! For my Hubster and I it was the perfect amount of spice and was effortless to make. Thanks for sharing!

  56. I tried this today, and it was WONDERFUL! such a simple recipe. I added mushrooms to it (just because I love mushrooms and have so many lying around) and used chicken stock because I don’t have white wine, which ended up making the pasta more flavorful and required far less to almost no salt. I love how all the flavors come together so easily. Added some more flakes and a dash of paprika for spiciness. Far better than restaurant style. 🙂

  57. Great recipe, really easy to make. I used apple juice instead of white wine and it turned out great I also added some cream.

  58. I have made this with shrimp (muy delish!) and now I have made this with chicken and asparagus…I cut bite-sized chicken pieces and followed the recipe cooking the chicken first. After that I stir fried the asparagus with some cherry tomato slices and a handful of sliced mushrooms in some of the juices from the chicken plus some EVOO put it all together for a very scrumptious dinner ; ) Two large breasts (w bone) and a bunch of “A” and I doubled everything else. I like leftovers!

  59. Thank you for the yummy recipe! Making this for a Christmas dinner contribution. As for Butters, he looks alot like my dog, Puffer – A Pom / JRT mix — all of the Pom love and all of the terrier mischievousness! This is the first time I have landed on your blog. Looking forward to MOVING forward on the dates and seeing more of Butters!

  60. I LOVE your puppy. Corgis rule.

  61. I tried this receipe for our today lunch and it’s DELICIOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And really easy too…….. Tks for it !!!

  62. Is this recipe, freezer friendly? Could I cook a bunch and freeze it for later?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

  63. Great quick dinner ! Entire family loved it. Thanks so much for sharing

  64. love this ! and your puppy is delicious too !

  65. I’m not sure if I made the dish wrong, or if it’s just me, but the noodles and shrimp didn’t mesh well. The noodles were very lemony and the shrimp were very spicy.

    • I’m not sure if you did anything wrong but please note that these recipes are a base and can be adjusted to your personal preferences (ex. you can adjust the lemon juice to taste and/or omit the red pepper flakes).

  66. My only regret was not making a double batch! This is amazing!

  67. I just got done making this for the 1st time. I’m serving a family of 5 (3 teenage boys) so I thought I would double the recipe. Not sure what I did wrong, but it’s so dry.

    • Carrie, unfortunately, I cannot tell you what went wrong as I was not in the kitchen with you. But I must ask – did you double every single ingredient? Did you follow the recipe exactly as written without any substitutions?

  68. I did Chungha. I doubled everything and put all ingredients that the recipe called for. I’m thinking I might have simmered it to long (was trying to get other ingredients together while it was simmering) I really didn’t have any liquid left….was I suppose too? Surprisingly though, the family loved it! It just didn’t look as pretty as yours 🙂

    • From what you’ve said, it seems like the prolonged simmering may be the issue here as the end result is certainly not supposed to be dry at all.

  69. I just made this. It was truly delicious and could not have been easier. It is definitely a keeper. Easy for a simple family meal, but tasty enough to serve for company. Asparagus made a really nice side with this. Thank you! I have enjoyed other recipes of yours as well.

  70. Like the look of a lot of those shrimp dishes. I don’t just think the
    puppies cute, I want the puppy. Queen Elizabeth knows what she’s doing eh?
    She loves Corgis.

  71. coukd you use frozen shrimp and should I just defrost it before I cook it? I’m anxious to try this 🙂

  72. It’s a good recipe but just a little bit to lemony for my taste. So if I were to give this a rating out of five it would be 4/5 stars. =]

  73. Butters is sooooo adorable! I made this tonight for Valentine’s Day dinner and my husband loved it! I think I might have added a bit too much pepper flakes though because I had to keep taking drinks of my wine haha next time I think I will use less flakes for sure, but it was very good! Thank you for the recipe!

  74. I love your recipes! Made this tonight for the first time as I needed a Lenten recipe and hungry for shrimp – – and it was easy and delicious!

  75. This recipe wasn’t beautiful, it was DEVINE!!
    My partner said “so easy to cook, so easy to eat!” We wished we had cooked more (I know probably greedy :p) but we definitely would of had seconds, mmmm so making this again – thank you, thank you <3

  76. a little too much lemon for me, really overpowered the dish but I’m definitely going to use this recipe again just with a little less! (: and butters is just the cutest thing btw! Can’t wait to get a corgi of my own!

  77. I made the shrimp scampi this evening. Damn delicious indeed.

  78. i made this tonight; delish!!!!!!

  79. Butter is sooooo cute. Where did you find him? We want to him a Corgi. We want a little girl.

  80. Delicious! Made it for dinner tonight to go with some Chardonnay I’d opened earlier in the week. I added the wine and lemon juice a little late which may have contributed to the over lemony flavor. It was still really yummy; the lemon just dominated a little more than I’d like. I’ll be making it again for sure. The chicken and asparagus version someone mentioned sounded great. Thanks for sharing!

  81. I just made this last night. It was wonderful! I am so excited that I found this website!!!

  82. This looks so amazing! I love Shrimp! I made a shrimp scampi and put it over Herb crusted tilapia. http://www.atasteoftheforbiddenfruit.com/from-the-lips-to-the-hipsrecipes.html#tilapia . Please let me know what you think!

  83. My brother has 2 puppies just like your Butters very cute and yes recipe was simple and quite good we had it tonight thank you but next time I’m getting deveined shrimp that’s not gross lol

  84. Your little Butters looks just like our little “Jolly Molly”. Such delightful little dogs. Looking forward to trying your Scampi recipe this evening!
    Thanks, Cathy

  85. Hmm, I’m not sure how everyone is raving about this… I thought it was WAY too lemony. And by judging the recipe before I even started cooking I only used 1/2 of a grated lemon and it was still unbearable. Just wasted a very nice dinner 🙁 I think the sauce could’ve been more buttery too. I am not a fan of this one, but I do like most other recipes on this blog.

    • Marie, thank you for trying this recipe. We all have different taste preferences so it is best to use a standard-size lemon, to taste, to suit your preferences. If you think it’s too much, you can simply reduce the amount. That’s the beauty of home cooking!

  86. I tried this and used a Riesling as my white wine and it had a weird taste. Do you use a particular white wine for cooking? Also, I may have added 1/2 a cup by mistake. Gosh, I can’t believe I messed up this recipe. Any help would be appreciated : )

  87. Okay, clearly I am obsessed with your recipes because I JUST commented on the garlic parm one pot pasta. I made this last night, again on a whim, because my husband decided he was hungry at 9pm lol. Anytime I have to grate lemon I feel like a real chef lol but it was quick and so simple and delicious!! He nearly ate the entire pot before I had to remind him that his wife would like to at least taste it.

  88. What an adorable puppy! Trying your recipe tonite. It looks delish!

  89. Made it yesterday, quick n yummy. Love how fast n easy it was! Thank you, kisses to Butters!

  90. Made this tonight & yum!!! It was a hit!! Thank you!!

  91. I’m definitely not a good cook by any means, so I was nervous when searching for something to make for my boyfriend for our Sunday dinner date. I came across this, it looked easy and didn’t require a lot so I gave it a shot! And needless to say I he was a happy man!! It was great and so simple. The only suggestion I have is, if your not a spicy person go easy on the red pepper flakes.. Thankfully we both don’t mind a kick to our food. I did add a little more butter to the pasta once it was all in together. I highly recommend for a quick dinner! Thanks for the recipe:)

  92. Chungah,

    Loved this. One night I did it with shrimp, another night I did some crab meat, both were terrific! I also did it with some dried parsley, worked just as good (after adjusting the amount needed). Your website has taken #1 for my go-to site, so far everything I’ve tried has been absolutely delicious!

  93. Simple ingredients, delicious result. Excellent recipe Chungah! You should also try this with a little ouzo instead of wine. You’ll love it!
    Wonderful post!
    Panos and Mirella

  94. I made this for dinner tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I will be making it often! Thanks so much for sharing!

  95. Can anyone tell me what type of white wine is best? Does it have to be cooking wine? Or could it be like a basic moscato?

  96. I found this on pinterest and made it for dinner last night with a few substitutions. It was amazing! Check out my changes and additions at Thestepfordhomesteader.wordpress.com. Thanks for a great recipe!

  97. cooked this for my husband tonight and he loved it, he had seconds, thanks for sharing.

  98. I love your website! I was just wondering if you used raw shrimp in this recipe? Thank you so much!

  99. I am curious. Every Scampi recipe I have had includes Garlic, but yours doesn’t include this ingredient. Not sure if I could make it without garlic!

  100. VERY GOOD! Super easy to make and very a flavorful. I will say that when I made it, it did not make very much, just two servings, but perhaps I did something wrong. I really enjoyed this and will make again!

  101. Love the puppy!!!!!
    I find the dish to be a little lemony. Will use less lemon juice next time. But tit was a great dish! My mouth is on fire, to much crushed pepper

  102. Hello! Found this recipe on yummly and made it for dinner tonight. I love the flavors! Tasted so delicious, however, I couldn’t get the juices to coat the pasta well resulting in a kind of bland noodle. The shrimp had tons of flavor though. Can you please help?! Also love the story you put in about your pet :)!

    • Thank you for trying my recipe! But I’m sorry to hear that the pasta was not well coated. Did you follow the recipe exactly as written without any substitutions?

  103. I want to see an updated pic of Butters, TOO CUTE!!! Gonna try this scampi recipe 🙂

  104. Can the Shrimp Scampi be made ahead of time and reheated? if so, any suggestions?

  105. With a webpage of that name, my expectations were high. And my expectations were met!!! It was simple and simply delicious! Thank you. My search for a shrimp scampi recipe is now over!

  106. Love this! How would I go about using chicken over shrimp? I know shrimp cooks much faster than chicken but want to change it up a little

  107. Love your blog. Found this recipe from Pinterest and it looked good but after trying it, my family and I felt it had way too much lemon juice. I literally made the scrinched up sour face with each bite. I tried watering it down with chicken broth but it still did not have the traditional scampi flavor I was hoping for. I hate to complain but just felt like a few of the measurements are off.

    • Thank you for your feedback. Perhaps you used an abnormally large lemon? The lemon taste should not be overpowering. And as always, you can add lemon juice, to taste, to suit your preferences a little better. Isn’t that the beauty of home cooking? 🙂

  108. How many calories per serving?

    • Nutritional information is provided only for select and new recipes at this time. However, if it is not available for a specific recipe, I recommend using free online resources at your discretion (you can Google “nutritional calculator”) to obtain such information.

  109. This is my FAVORITE scampi recipe I’ve found. It’s so easy! I use broth every time in my sauce, ’cause I’m usually drinking my wine too fast to use it in a recipe. Thanks! 

  110. Love this recipe! I added the red pepper flakes, spinach and mushrooms!! Its a big hit at my house. Thank you

  111. Your dog, Butters, is really adorable. Did you name him that because you like cooking with butter so much. Shrimp scampi normally has more butter than this in it, right? I’m excited to give your recipe a try, though. It won’t be as greasy as other kinds I’ve tried to make.

  112. Hi, I have to triple the recipe to get enough for guests, but i only have enough shrimp for one portion. Will that be a problem?

  113. So last week I went to Applebee’s and was bemoaning the revelation that they no longer carried my favorite dish, Shrimp Scampi Linguine. I scroll through one of Buzzfeed’s pasta lists, and what do ya know! This appeared there, and it made me smile that it was by you because so many recipes that have caught my eye happen to be from your blog. It was funny, because actually I was thinking of sending you a message and asking if you could make an equivalent to that. xD I know they usually cooked some cut up zucchini and tomato in it, do you have any suggestions for how to cook those? I am a novice cook and know nothing. :/

    • That sounds amazing! But without having tried this dish myself, it’s really hard to say how they prepared it. I may just have to go there myself to give it a try. 🙂

  114. Tried your dish tonight, great flavor but somewhat spicey and not enough sauce.  

  115. This will be my first time cooking with lemon zest. I usually omit but i actually have lemons tonight so im going to give it a shot.  How much lemon zest are we talking? Should it be fine or curled? I have no idea how it week affect the taste.  

  116. Oh my god. Words can’t even. How can you post this recipe and NOT tell people how spicy it is? Everyone is fixated on the corgis but did any of you actually make this recipe? I took one bite and immediately had to down some milk and bread. Shrimp scampi is supposed to be buttery and lemoney with a hint of white wine. This taste like the spiciest dish you can order at an Indian restaurant. I just wasted so many ingredients on a dish I can’t eat. Imagine if I’d given a bite to my child without tasting it first. He would literally be crying this is so spicy. 0/5 stars.

    • Oh no! I’m so sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. However, I understand that we all have different taste preferences, and I really appreciate your honest feedback. I will be sure to reduce the amount of red pepper flakes in the ingredient list.

    • Well “red pepper flakes” is traditionally not used in shrimp scampi. In fact I have personally never seen a recipie for shrimp scampi with red pepper flakes before seeing this one.  

      • Dan, you can simply omit if you are not a fan of the extra spice. This is just our take on shrimp scampi to make it our own. You can, of course, improvise to your liking. Isn’t that the beauty of home cooking?

    • I’ve made this recipe several times now and don’t be afraid to adjust as needed! I personally didn’t find it spicy but for anyone sensitive to spice I’d recommend leaving out the red pepper flakes since they are known to be spicy. I always come back to this recipe for shrimp scampi as it’s delicious! I’ve also made it with zucchini noodles and chicken broth when I was doing low carb and it was equally delicious! 

  117. I will be preparing this for the first time tonight. Should I peel the shrimp before cooking? 

  118. Cooked this tonight. It’s a keeper!  Thanks for the easy and delicious recipe.

    This is actually the third recipe from damndelicious.net that I have tried. They have been delicious. Thank you for a wonderful resource of recipes. 

  119. Love your new Baby. They just melt our hearts. I love making anything with shrimp and the kids go crazy. Thank you

  120. I love the pictures of your dog you posted here, thank you so much! And as always thanks for the great blog and email recipes.

  121. I will be trying your recipe sometime this week. It looks pretty traditional but with the addition of the pepper flakes, I’m sure my husband and I will like it even more. As far as your puppy, he looks adorable and I wanted to give a little advice. I don’t know if anyone else suggested this or if I’m being too pushy, but having gone through a few puppies, I would recommend getting a “Kong” type toy, or something like a heavy rope, so that he can chew on those instead of your personal stuff. Maybe you’ve already bought these items,, or have the equivalent, I don’t know your situation or experience, just thought I’d throw it out for consideration. Our current (Rottweiler mix) was a big chewer as a puppy and it took some persistent distracting before we broke her of chewing our furniture!
    I signed up with you a couple weeks ago, determined not to keep printing chicken recipes, but your recipes look so nummy I haven’t been able to resist :-))) Thank you.

  122. Love the flavors and ingredients in this dish! Reminds me of an aglio olio I made with prawns (:

  123. TOO MUCH LEMON overpowers all the other flavored.

  124. This was so easy, used egg noodles instead of linguine, and additional butter in pasta before adding shrimp. Will use again, big hit.

  125. This is so easy and very yummy! I made this for shrimp scampi lasagna….also, very yummy. Butters is too cute for words

  126. Made this for dinner tonight. I used just a dash of red pepper flakes, and oregano instead of parsley. OMG, we fought for seconds, and my son even soaked up the sauce with bread just to get more of it. They are asking for more already!!

  127. I just made this dish so easy. I added capers to the pan.just the right touch. Yummy

  128. We doubled the linguine, switched the white wine for chicken broth, and didn’t put in the lemon juice. It wasn’t very good! Thank you!

  129. So I had a ton of shrimp to use up and my husband wanted Shrimp Scampi. So I looked on Pinterest the recipes did not look that great.  Then I thought about checking Damn Delicious because you have such good recipes.  I’m so glad I found this and it tasted as great as all of your other recipes.

    Thank you! Keep up the good work!!

  130. I’ve tried a lot of shrimp scampi recipes, and this one is so much better than any of them!!

  131. I have made this twice, and it is soooo good. I love how even though there is no sauce, the pasta is not dry and there is so much flavor! I did up the garlic to five cloves and the red pepper flakes just a little (what can I say, I love ’em). Fantastic recipe!

  132. Absolutely love this recipe! I also added mushrooms while sautéing the shrimp and garlic. I didn’t have the white wine and used the chicken broth instead. I also added Mrs Dash Onion and Herb seasoning. Rather than linguine, I used whole wheat thin spaghetti. This all made a great difference and added more flavor. 
    Thank you for posting the recipe. 

    Love the puppy pics. I imagine she is just a beautiful 3 years later!

  133. Since I use whole wheat linguine, I’ll need to increase the lemon juice and white wine a little to make it juicier… The whole wheat pasta really sucks up the liquid. Other than that, it was a fabulous recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

  134. First of all , Thank you so very much for this awesome recipe. I made it but I don’t use noodles I use spagetti squash. My husband went crazy. We just love it.

  135. Sooooooo good. I shared your link for this recipe on my blog 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  136. Looking for the Shrimp Scampi recipe from ‘Sorrentino’s restaurant in North Hollywood, Ca. Please help. Thank you.

  137. Made this but substituted half a cup of dry vermouth because I didn’t have white wine. It was absolutely phenomenal! Thanks for the recipe!

  138. I made this tonight and OMG. It was a hit! My husband couldn’t stop getting up for more.
    Definitely a new favorite in our home. Thank you so much for sharing!

  139. I love your pup!  God bless and thanks for the easy recipe!

  140. Thank you so much
    This is an amaizing recipie
    So easy
    Make it 2 times friday
    Will love to get more recipies from you.

  141. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good! Easy to make. Family loved it.

  142. Rated 5 out of 5

    Omg made this for my mom for Valentine’s Day dinner as she is recovering from surgery. WE ATE THE ENTIRE PAN JUST THE TWO OF US!!! So delicious and so easy. It will be our new fave.  

  143. My fave recipe!!

  144. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent recipe.  I added a little olive oil and dried oregano.  Easy and delicious.  

  145. Can this recipe be prepared 1-2 hours before a party? Will the pasta dry out or become soggy? 

  146. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love your dog. I feel I want to pet the picture and  talk to it. Such a beautiful face. Absolutely adorable!
    I’ve made your shrimp scampi numerous times. I am making it this afternoon. My son is coming for dinner and we both like your recipe so very much. Thank you.

  147. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this tonight for my husband and I. We can’t say enough positive things about this dish! It was fantastic! I made it as written minus the lemon zest. We made cheese garlic bread to sop up the sauce…YUM!  Will definitely be making this again and again!

  148. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best shrimp scampi I ever made! My family loved it. Perfect combination of fresh ingredients. Absolutely delicious!

  149. Rated 5 out of 5

    Easy and fabulously good food right here. I added Thyme to the pasta after I tossed in olive oil. No other changes, highly recommend.