Shrimp Scampi Recipe [so easy!]

Easy shrimp scampi with only 5 ingredients. A great weekday flavorful dish the whole family will love!

If you love fast and easy family dishes try out our Hawaiian Chicken...only a few ingredients and under 30 minutes!

shrimp scampi in a cast iron pan

Suffice it to say that my husband doesn't cook very often. That's kind of "my" thing. And, I am perfectly fine with that. Because I LIKE cooking. A lot. But, sometimes he gets down in the kitchen and does his thing. One of his favorite things ( and ours!) is this fast and easy garlic shrimp scampi recipe.

The only ingredients you need for a fabulous and easy shrimp scampi!

He uses white wine to give it richness and flavor. And lots of garlic. In 20 minutes he's cooked us up a fabulous meal that we just shove into our faces! And, let's be honest...a hubby that cooks is hot. Just saying.

What can I use as a substitute for white wine in shrimp scampi?

You could sub more butter or chicken broth instead of the wine.

shrimp scampi

That apron is to die for!  No, he doesn't normally wear this.  But he was a good sport for the photos.

You'll add your wine, butter, garlic, and salt. Get it boiling gently.

making shrimp scampi

Should I use cooked or uncooked shrimp?

Either works just fine. If using already cooked shrimp add the shrimp in right at the end so it doesn't overcook. When using uncooked shrimp, add the shrimp and let it cook for a few minutes.

Why is my sauce lumpy?

Often I push my shrimp aside and add my flour by whisking it with a fork as I add it in.  However, the best method is creating a flour slurry by mixing the water with just enough water to create a mashed potato type texture. Stir THAT into the sauce to create a perfectly smooth sauce.

Serve over cooked pasta with a bit of good!

Have you ever made homemade pasta? This is a great recipe for using homemade pasta!

What compliments shrimp scampi?

Green beans, asparagus, and salad are great to serve with scampi.

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Easy and flavorful scampi on the table in under 30 minutes. A great weekday dinner the whole family will love!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 316 kcal


  • 1 pound shrimp (if using frozen, unthaw)
  • 1 ½ cups white wine
  • ½ stick butter
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked and ready to go


  • Melt the butter in large skillet on medium heat
  • Add in the garlic. Saute until fragrant.
  • Add in the wine and let boil gently.
  • Stir in shrimp and heat through if using cooked shrimp (If using raw let cook until translucent-about 3 minutes).
  • Push shrimp aside and add flour to the liquid whisking with a fork --or, even better use a flour slurry.
  • Cook about a minute, until the sauce thick. Remove from heat.
  • Serve over cooked pasta with a bit of fresh parsley.


Note: to keep your sauce from getting lumpy it is best to create a flour slurry by mixing the flour with just enough water to make the mixture the texture of mashed potatoes. Whisk that into the sauce rather than simply adding flour in directly.


Calories: 316kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 316mgSodium: 989mgPotassium: 190mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 669IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 188mgIron: 3mg
Keyword 30 minute, shrimp
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If you like this easy shrimp scampi recipe, you'll want to serve it with warm bread and a delicious dessert.

Other main dishes you might want to try:

Hawaiian chicken
chicken pot pie
asian peanut noodles

7 thoughts on “Shrimp Scampi Recipe [so easy!]”

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Sounds good to me -- a lot like our recipe. You're right men in the kitchen are HOT!! And my honey is in the kitchen with me about 100 % of the time. But Nellie, please at least my Honey has a red or blue apron I make him wear -- green with pink I don't think it's your hubby's color. It just may be he's a winter or an autumn -- definitely not a summer or spring. :-) Happy Independence Day!!

    1. I am going to make this yummy looking recipe, but I am going to "thaw" my shrimp, not "unthaw" it, which would be the same as freezing it. Sorry, I work for the grammar police!!!!!

      1. Yes! That is the second time I've done that specific one. I have been working so hard on my grammar but still have alot of work to do. Thanks for being kind about it, others are not so much!

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