Valentine’s Dinner: Easy Spicy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Spicy Shrimp Scampi

You know what I love about Shrimp Scampi?  This may be a bold statement, but I’m going with it.  I think it’s the easiest fancy meal you can make.  When Andy was in Dental School and I was working crazy hours at the news station, this was a staple.  Even if you don’t like cooking, you will probably enjoy how simple this dish is to prepare…and you and your sweetheart will definitely enjoy how delicious it tastes.

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Shrimp Scampi

Prep: 5

Total: 20


1/2 Pound Fresh Linguine, Boiled and Drained

3 Tablespoons Butter

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 Medium Onion, Diced

3 Garlic Cloves, Minced

1 Pound Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined

Cayenne Pepper, Several Dashes

Salt, Several Dashes

1/2 Cup Dry White Wine

1/2-1 Lemon (depending on how lemon-y you like it), Squeezed

Parmesan Cheese, To Taste

Fresh Basil, Chopped, To Taste


Start Boiling Pasta, if using fresh it only takes a couple of minutes, drain and set a side.  Melt Butter and olive oil in a separate pan over medium heat.  Add diced onion, minced Garlic and a few shakes of cayenne pepper, cook for a couple of minutes, be careful to not over-cook the garlic.  Season Shrimp with Salt and Cayenne Pepper.  Add to the skillet.  Cook for about 2 minutes on each side.  Turn your skillet to low.  Add wine and lemon and cook for several about another 2-3 minutes. Toss pasta in skillet.  Top with grated or shaved parmesan, more salt and pepper (if you like) and chopped basil.  Serve immediately with crunchy bread.

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41 thoughts on “Valentine’s Dinner: Easy Spicy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

  1. What a sweet memory. I like your recipe; very classic and classy, Jillian. I read recently that shrimp scampi is not Italian, but a pure American creation. This makes me quite proud. Lovely flavors here and real elegance. Warm wishes, Shanna


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  5. Shrimp scampi IS fancy! I have never made shrimp scampi because I keep thinking I would just mess up a perfectly good dish I could have in a restaurant on those special occasions. I do want to give it a try now and see how it goes!


  6. Looks great – and what I love about it is it’s easy too! I make scampi pretty often for my family, but I’ll try your recipe too! I always like to try new things! Pinning! Visiting from Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays!


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