A Delicious Dinner in 30 Minutes
Shrimp Lovers! Where ya at?
My Shrimp Scampi with Pasta and Parmesan must be the easiest, fastest classic shrimp recipe of all time…well, next to shrimp cocktail. Bonus: It’s not that expensive either. If you look for a sale on a frozen bag of shrimp at the store and you are willing to shell these little guys yourself, you’ll save money.
My goal is to provide you with recipes you can make after a long workday without little fuss. Real food.
If you can boil pasta and chop a few ingredients, you’re on your way to enjoying tender shrimp scampi in less than thirty minutes.
The lemon juice adds brightness to the richness of the garlic butter wine sauce, a perfect balance of flavors. Don’t skimp on the fresh herbs, which give the dish depth of flavor. And who doesn’t love a recipe that includes booze? Use a dry white wine, that you would normally sip on anyway, to add to the garlic butter sauce. Warning: Don’t overdue it on the red pepper flakes, if you opt to include them. A little red pepper goes a long way. Oh, and don’t forget to sprinkle shredded parmesan after plating to finish it off.
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Classic shrimp scampi is a quick, impressive weeknight meal ready in 30 minutes.
15 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 3 T unsalted butter
- 2 T olive oil
- 4 diced large garlic cloves
- 1/2 c. chardonnay
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- pinch red pepper flakes (optional)
- large pinch black pepper
- 1 lb large raw shelled shrimp
- 1/4 c. chopped parsley
- 1/2 juice lemon
- 1/2 box Barilla spaghetti
- 1 T shredded parmesan
- Using medium heat, melt olive oil with butter in a large skillet.
- Add garlic and saute while stirring for just under a minute.
- Add chardonnay, red pepper (optional), salt, and pepper.
- Cook while stirring occasionally until the sauce reduces 1-2 minutes.
- Add shrimp and saute for 4-5 minutes.
- In the meantime, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the dry spaghetti according to package directions.
- Add parsley and lemon juice. Stir. Reduce to low temperature and cover.
- Add in cooked and drained spaghetti to scampi and toss.
- Add parmesan and serve warm.
- Garnish with a sprig of parsley.
Red pepper flakes are optional.