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What's For Dinner: Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Readers, I have a confession to make: I adore pasta and anything covered in cheese. Throw in some seafood and I am just about the happiest gal there is. That's why I love this quick and easy Shrimp Scampi recipe! It comes together in just minutes and it is filling and delicious. Typically, Shrimp Scampi is made using white wine, but I was a little fuzzy on the rules of cooking with alcohol while pregnant, so I opted to skip the wine to be on the safe side. 

I'm the type of chef to read a few different recipes and just kind of wing it on my own, tweaking the recipe after the first time I've made it to get it just right. I almost never actually measure my ingredients, preferring to "eyeball it." Here's the steps I loosely followed to make this yummy meal:


2 Tbsp olive oil
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lb linguine, cooked
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 Tbsp parsley
Parmesan cheese to taste


1. Cook your pasta according to the package instructions. I used linguine but you can use spaghetti, angel hair, or whatever you have on hand, really.

2. In a separate skillet, heat olive oil and butter. Add garlic and saute until brown.

3. Add shrimp, cooking until shrimp is pink all the way through. I used frozen jumbo shrimp, but thawed it out first. 

4. Add salt, pepper, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and parsley. 

5. Drain your pasta - At this point, you can add your pasta directly to your shrimp and toss until evenly coated, or you can serve shrimp over pasta. 

6. Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and enjoy! 

This was a huge hit in my house and I hope it will be in yours too! Let us know in the comments or drop us a line on our socials if you decide to try this yummy dish!

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