Classic Italian-American Shrimp Scampi

Classic Italian-American Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp scampi was a popular dish in the 1970s, but it is enjoying a revival. This classic dish is excellent with crusty bread or pasta.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    If you are serving the scampi with pasta, set the water to a boil and add a palmful of salt. When it boils, put a large saute pan on another burner and turn the heat on high.
  2. Step 2

    Slice the garlic cloves as thin as you can.
  3. Step 3

    Add the pasta to the boiling water and the butter and olive oil to the saute pan.
  4. Step 4

    Sauté the garlic for a minute or so—do not let it burn—and then add the red pepper flakes.
  5. Step 5

    Add the white wine and a little salt and let it boil furiously for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the shrimp.
  6. Step 6

    Let the shrimp jump in the pan over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, then turn them and add the parsley and the black pepper. Wait one minute and then mix well and turn off the heat.
  7. Step 7

    The pasta should be done by now, so drain it.
  8. Step 8

    Add the lemon juice to the scampi, then mix it with the pasta and serve at once. If you're going the bread route, just pour the scampi in a bowl and have at it.