Lemon-garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe - The Daring Gourmet

Dinner just doesn’t get any faster, simpler or tastier than this Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi recipe!  Super quick, super tasty, and your dinner guests will think you’re a gourmet rockstar!  It’s quick enough for a casual weeknight family dinner and elegant enough to serve at a dinner party.

For more quick and easy shrimp pasta deliciousness be sure to check out my Shrimp Pesto Pasta!

shrimp scampi recipe lemon garlic white wine pasta linguine best easy fast quick

Scandalously delicious and deceptively simple.  That’s Shrimp Scampi!

A long-time favorite of my husband’s, when we were dating I whipped this up for him and he said it was better than his favorite restaurant version.  It’s a great dish to make for entertaining; it’s super quick, the flavor is impressive, and your guests will think you’re a total gourmet.

How to Make Shrimp Scampi

The ingredients are simple and for that reason it’s important to use quality ingredients.  Use good shrimp, good wine (not “cooking wine”), good butter and freshly squeezed lemon juice (avoid the bottled stuff).  And for that sprinkling of Parmesan to go on top, get a small chunk of the really good stuff from the speciality cheese section.  You only need a tiny chunk so it will be inexpensive, but the quality of the freshly grated Parmesan will make a big difference in the outcome of the dish.

shrimp scampi recipe lemon garlic white wine pasta linguine best easy fast quick

What to Serve with Shrimp Scampi

The shrimp scampi is the showstopper so avoid competition by keeping the sides simple, both in flavor and appearance.  Shrimp scampi with pasta has both your protein and your carbs so there is no need for any additional high-carb sides unless you’d like to include some bread.   Here are just a few ideas for sides:

  • Crusty bread
  • Garlic bread
  • Leafy green salad
  • Caprese salad
  • Roasted or steamed veggies

shrimp scampi recipe lemon garlic white wine pasta linguine best easy fast quick

This shrimp scampi recipe is so quick to make, it’s perfect for a busy weeknight meal.  At the same time, it’s elegant and classy in its simplicity and presentation and is equally fit for a fancy dinner party with guests.

Enjoy this simple and simply delicious classic dish!

shrimp scampi recipe lemon garlic wine pasta linquine easy fast simple

Originally published on The Daring Gourmet January 20, 2013

Related Recipes

©2021 recipemagics.com. All rights reserved. for more information read our Terms of use & Privacy Policy