Shrimp Scampi with Couscous


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Tonight was shrimp scampi and it is one of my favorite dishes. I originally planned on making this with linguini but last minute I decided on a Parmesan couscous, which is probably one of my new favorite sides. Here is what you need for the shrimp:

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Shrimp Scampi with Couscous



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
  • 1 large shallot diced
  • 5 cloves garlic - chopped
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds of large shrimp I was cooking for 6 so adjust this amount as needed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 lemon - juices
  • Parsley for garnish


  • In a large skillet add the 1/2 the butter and olive oil. Then saute the shallot, garlic and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp and cook for about 3 minutes until they are pink. Remove the shrimp and set aside and keep warm. Then add the remaining butter, white wine and lemon juice and mix together. Add the shrimp back to the skillet and serve immediately.

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  1. Kim – Easy French Food

    Boy who wouldn’t like that? I’d like to give the parmesan couscous a whirl. Do you just add the cheese in as the coucous is “plumping”? – I use instant couscous. I’m enjoying our posts on twitter.

  2. Kim – Easy French Food

    Hey Gaby – I meant to say your posts on Twitter. I’m blushing.

  3. 5 Star Foodie

    It’s a great idea to serve shrimp scamp with couscous – sounds really delicious!

  4. LK- Healthy Delicious

    I love scampi- never thought to have it with ouscous

  5. Tangled Noodle

    I pretty much love shrimp in any form but this combo looks particularly appetizing!

  6. Dee McGinn’s Collection

    Your pictures are FAB! The recipes and pictures made my mouth water. Can’t wait to try them, however, I think I will use my pasta attachment.