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Shrimp Scampi

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

Shrimp Scampi

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

10 minutes15 minutes


  • 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


  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.


*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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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Added a little olive oil. It was perfect and delicious. 

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amazing.  Easy. Picky kids liked it!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    YUMMY!!! First time making. I’m excited to make again and add my own touch!! Can u freeze leftovers??

  4. This is an excellent recipe. I didn’t have fresh parsley, so I used dill. I also added fresh chopped tomatoes and used chicken stock. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious and easy to make just as advertised. 

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    So easy and Damn Delicious. I put in extra wine and pepper flakes.
    My only question is do you mean 1/4 cup parmesan cheese or 1/4 cup grated parmesan?

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    The perfect Shrimp Scampi, quick and easy and tasty. Made it as directed without deviation and turned out delicious. Perfection!! The Shrimp Scampi I’ve ever had!! Thank you so much

  8. Too much lemon juice…

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Used less lemon juice as all I had was in a bottle, very tasty

  10. Rated 4 out of 5

    I will cut down the lemon next time. 

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Relatively quick, easy & tasty. Good weeknight meal. Overall, came together fairly quickly (depends how picky one is about cleaning their shrimp). I added extra red pepper flakes because my husband likes spicy, but I overdid it for myself, so next time I think I will stick to the recipe. Next time, I think I might also add more butter at the end with a little extra pasta water and the parm. Overall, good recipe. I will make again! Thanks!

    • Rated 4 out of 5

      I would remove the prawns to a plate. Don’t want them over cooked. Add rest of the ingredients and toss in the prawns for 1 minute + to heat through then serve. Yum!

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Recipe was quick and easy but personally I think it’s too lemony. Next time I will add less lemon juice.

  13. I would like to add cherry tomatoes what do you suggest

  14. Making this now and my yorkie is named Butters..

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick & easy, this tasty time saver really works! I didn’t have the parsley but added frozen peas leftover from another meal and it was a success. I wonder if adding heavy whipping cream would work to turn it into a creamy version?

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    I had large lovely shrimp and found this recipe.  I do not normally make shrimp scampi but I gave it a try.  This recipe was fast, easy and delicious.  I added extra red pepper flakes and extra black pepper (I like it spicy).  I also added lightly steamed asparagus for veggie balance.  I ate more than I should have and I have leftovers for tomorrow.  SO GOOD!!!  Thanks!  

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe was a hit.  The lemon juice, zest and chili flakes made this dish refreshing with a little kick.  I also added asparagus to give some color to this wonderful dish.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was sooo good!! We will definitely be having it again (and again and again). So easy to make! Thank you for this easy, delicious recipe!

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe. It was delicious and I usually find the red pepper flakes too much but it was just right! I found that there wasn’t enough sauce so when I make it again I’ll double the sauce (and I’m not a sauce person). The lemon zest gave it a nice pop!! 

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you for a decent recipe without promoting frozen in the box. I took a look at the added ingredients in those recommended brands of boxed shrimp and appalled. Why not use natural ingredients and growing up, peeling  the shrimp gives you much more appreciation of the final dish 

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent. Tasty with a very slight kick. Very enjoyable, easy to make!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent!!!  Husband and I loved this recipe. Added some skinny asparagus to the last few min.  of the pasta water. Doubled the sauce (husband is a sauce guy).  It came together so quickly and easily. Thank you  for great recipes. I have your cookbook also 🙂

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is just plain easy and delicious.  I followed the directions and used a wonderful light white wine from Aldi’s, Winking Owl!  I accidentally put a little more red pepper flakes in, but my husband and I like spicy…it was perfect for us.  I wouldn’t skip the red pepper flakes because it takes scampi from boring to lively and extremely tasteful.  Will keep this as my go-to recipe for Shrimp Scampi.

  24. Rated 4 out of 5

    Fast and delicious.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made it tonight first time..so easy, delicious. Thank You

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely AWESOME the first time. The second time, used scallops, some asparagus and mushrooms. Excellent. Four year old grandson couldn’t get enough either way. Keep up the exceptional recipes.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is exactly like my recipe except since I very rarely have wine, I use reserved pasta water. I serve this with garlic bread and an Italian salad—Olive Garden copy cat

  28. Butters is so damn cute! And the dish was definitely delicious  

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    We have this recipe from a much earlier post (I believe I found it on Pinterest) and it may very well be the one that introduced me to your amazing recipes! This scampi has become one of our favorite go-to meals; light, quick, and DELICIOUS! We made it the weekend before last 🙂  

    It’s perfect when throwing something together beautiful when we have guests. You are making a BEAUTIFUL meal – taking very little time away from your guests!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is simple and fast to make. DELICIOUS!! I will definitely make again. 

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    I knew I had to make this dish if only because of your Corgi, Butter.  I also have a corgi named Ziggy.  They can be naughty but so so cute. Anyway, the recipe was easy to follow and came out delish.  Perfect for a summer evening.  Yummy.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    I bought a 5# bag of Yakisoba noodles as I love all noodles and being that it’s only my wife and I, cooking something besides Yakisoba with them I searched for other options and this recipe came up. I am making this tonight and will try adding crumbled bacon and asparagus. Thank you for inspiring me. There’s nothing to not like about this dish. I also think a garnish of cilantro is in order.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious.  I had frozen pre-cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp.  I thawed out the shrimp  and added them at the end of the cooking process – just enough time to warm them, but not overcook them.  It worked out fine.  I cut the amount of crushed red pepper in half because we don’t like a lot of hot spice. Sprinkled some Parmesan on top before  serving. Will definitely make again!  

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fantastic and easy to make

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Also, 5 stars for the puppy! I have a 10 month old corgi and I think wire chewing is definitely in their blood! I’ve only had lab mixes before her and none of them were as horrible of a chewer as our Mochi lol. Even at 10 months, no ones hands are safe. Good thing she’s so dang cute.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    I wish I didn’t eyeball the red pepper flakes. Lol… Needless to say, I had to remake the sauce again. But it was much better the second time! I wanted it just a little but thicker, so I added just a few shakes of parmesan. It was a hit with my picky fiance! Will put this into our monthly menu rotation. Thanks so much!

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

     This recipe is so delicious. It’s definitely a keeper and my husband said it was better than we had at restaurant a couple weeks ago.  I actually can’t wait to make it again! 

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Outstanding! So flavorful and quick to prepare. I omitted the pepper flakes for kiddo preferences but definitely added back to the adult plates! I also added a touch of olive oil to the pan with the butter as one review mentioned. Will for sure keep on the rotation list!!

  39. This is wonderful. Always a crowd pleaser!!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely loved it! I was craving shrimp pasta but wanted something a little lighter than normal. This was a perfect fit and so flavourful. 

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    A whole lot of negativity about the red pepper flakes! You’re right, one of the joys of home cooking is being able to alter the food to your personal taste. Personally I loved them, I ended up changing it the second time, with more white wine and less lemon, but overall our home loved it! Great job!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    This shrimp scampi was so great! Everyone loved it, even the four year old. I subbed fresh red pepper for the red pepper flakes (4 yr old doesn’t like anything spicy) and it was a hit! This truly was damn delish and I will be making it again. Thank you!

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe. I added a minced shallot and sautéed the garlic with olive oil and the butter first for a little before adding the shrimp since my fiancé doesn’t like any sort of crunch in vegetables in his food. Made it with gluten free spaghetti for his allergy and he devoured almost the entire thing himself. Will definitely make again!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  44. Rated 4 out of 5

    I followed this recipe and added some olive oil and asparagus to this recipe. I cooked the asparagus first and then added all the rest of the ingredients later. It came out delicious!

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have made this a number of times and it is always good!  I’m making it for dinner tonight.

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this recipe tonight, it was FANTASTIC, I just made a few minor adjustments. 1)I didn’t have linguine so I used spaghetti noodles.2)I boiled my noodles in water with chicken bouillon to give them more flavor. 3)I added a little of the chicken bouillon pasta water to the sauce and I added extra garlic and lemon juice to the sauce. I will definitely be making this again it was so quick and easy!

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    Flavorful and so easy to put together. We really enjoyed it!

  48. Please tell me what kind of dog butters is. I love his little face. Thank you, Ellen

    • Ellen, he is a corgi. My family has one and he is amazing. Her also chews electric cords, its it’s a corgi thing.

  49. Rated 4 out of 5

    This recipe reminds me from when I was a young girl in my dad used to make my mom only shrimp scampi. As an adult I do remember his recipe and how it made me smell and feel like I always wanted to eat it every day. My 26 letting anniversary came up and I asked God if he would allow me to afford myself and wonderful shrimp package in order to make my husband a shrimp scampi linguine. This recipe was very good the only changes that I made was I used a wet wine that was a lemon lime flavor, and I added a spice which is a staple in my father’s recipe and that is of nutmeg. The nutmeg has a wonderful well nutty flavor and it offsets that overwhelming zesty Nas that the lemon and the lemon juice plus a lemon lime wine will give. All in all I will make it again but I encourage you if you are reading this to try pinch of nutmeg and use a wet wine instead Of dry. And add a little extra shrimp I used about a pound and a 1/2. Thank you for the recipe I enjoyed its God-bless you and your family and keep on putting out there would still licious cause I’ll find it and I’ll cook it. Love a stay-at-home Oma

  50. Are you using the pink shrimp for this recipe?

  51. Love your recipes and Butters! I think its awesome how you present your recipes and let us know a little about you and your family. You make this a warm and inviting experience. For “dude” who doesn’t like to read this scroll down and don’t learn how to make a connection, or how to interact with others. Just rude dude!

  52. Rated 5 out of 5

    I love it. This is my first time making it & I must say I’m impressed. 

  53. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good only complaint I have is some how I over cooked my shrimp but the linguine was on point

  54. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love this recipe but prefer basil than parsley. Will definitely make it again.

  55. Rated 5 out of 5

    Awesome dish! In the future please don’t bore the hell out of me with your personal life and pets. Just a dude making food.

  56. 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.

  57. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  58. 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!

  59. 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.

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

  61. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  62. My fave recipe!!

  63. 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.  

  64. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good! Easy to make. Family loved it.

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

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

  67. 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!

  68. 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!

      • Oh my, was going to try and creat some form of Shrimp Scampi tonight but will  try Your recipe. However I bought cooked frozen deveined  shelled shrimp that I defrosted this morning. Can I use them tonight but how long should I cook them in the skillet? Don’t want to overcook them. Love your pooch and love hearing about you personally ads dimension.

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

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

  71. 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.

  72. 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!

  73. 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!

  74. 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!

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

  76. 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!!

  77. 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!

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

  79. 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!!

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

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

  82. TOO MUCH LEMON overpowers all the other flavored.

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

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

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

  87. 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. 

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

  89. 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.  

    • 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! 

    • That’s pretty rude.
      I’m not big on spicy food. Made this recipe numerous times and never over spiced. Follow instructions. I don’t believe it’s the fault of the author. Your comment was pretty dramatic. You made it.

    • 1/4 TSP of red pepper flakes was over the top? For the whole dish? Imagine going to an actual Indian restaurant…

    • If you are an experienced cook you can look at the amount of red pepper called far and judge as to how spicy it will be. 

  90. 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.  

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

  92. 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. 🙂

  93. 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?

  94. 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.

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

  96. 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! 

  97. 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.

  98. 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? 🙂

  99. 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

  100. 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!

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

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

  103. 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?

  104. 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

  105. 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!

  106. 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!

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

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

  109. 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!

  110. 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?

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

  112. 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

  113. 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!

  114. 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:)

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

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

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

  118. 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.

  119. 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 : )

  120. 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!

  121. 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

  122. 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

  123. 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!

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

  125. 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!

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

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

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

  129. 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!

  130. 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

  131. 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!

  132. 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!

  133. 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. =]

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

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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?

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

  140. 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).

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

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

  143. 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.

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

  145. I LOVE your puppy. Corgis rule.

  146. 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!

  147. 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!

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

  149. 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. 🙂

  150. 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!

  151. 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 😉

  152. 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.

  153. 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

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

  155. 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.

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

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

  160. 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! 🙂

  161. 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?

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

  163. Great recipes – and adorable dog!!

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  165. 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!

  166. 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

  167. 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 (:

  168. 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!

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

  170. what an adorable puppy!!

  171. 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.

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

  173. 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.

  174. 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! 🙂

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

  176. 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

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

  178. 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

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

  180. 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.

  181. 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!

  182. 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 🙂

  183. 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!

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

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

  186. 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.

  187. 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!

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

  189. #1 Butters is the cutest! Such a sweet face. #2 I love shrimp scampi, wish this was dinner tonight!

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

  191. 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.

  192. 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!

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

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

  195. 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!

  196. Nice! A beautiful meal!

  197. 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!

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

  199. 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

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

  201. 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!

  202. 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. 🙂

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

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