Classic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Classic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This classic and delicious garlic shrimp recipe is named for Gilroy, California, known as the garlic capital of the world.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. Step 3

    Place a large skillet over high heat, and add the olive oil.
  4. Step 4

    When the oil is very hot, add the shrimp and sauté on high heat for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the shrimp are about halfway cooked.
  5. Step 5

    Add the garlic, and sauté for 1 minute.
  6. Step 6

    Add the wine, if using, and let simmer until reduced by half.
  7. Step 7

    Add the cold butter, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for another minute, or until the shrimp are cooked through.
  8. Step 8

    Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley, oregano if using, and lemon juice. Serve immediately.