The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi

We all know that I love a pasta recipe. Anything with garlic, butter and herbs is my idea of perfection – but if you’re upping the ante and going for it, this Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi is the way to go!

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi from (@whatsgabycookin)

Pasta, shrimp, wine, garlic, butter, olive oil, a sprinkling of herbs… what more could you ask for in a simple weeknight dinner?! Oh… maybe a glass of white wine 🙂

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi from (@whatsgabycookin)

It’s one of those meals that is perfect for busy weeknights, it works for guests on the weekends, or you can make it for yourself and sop up the extra delish white wine butter sauce with a piece of french bread. No judgement here 🙂

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi from (@whatsgabycookin) The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi from (@whatsgabycookin)

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi

Yield: Serves 4

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, more as needed
  • 1 ¾ pounds large or shrimp, cleaned, de-veined and shelled
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon, juiced, plus more as needed
  • 8-10 ounces linguine, cooked according to the package directions


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add wine, a pinch of salt, red pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper and bring to a simmer. Let wine cook down for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add shrimp and sauté until they just turn pink, 3 to 4 minutes depending upon their size. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice and add cooked pasta. Toss to combine. Serve with additional lemon wedges

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  1. Yes, clearly this is the ultimate scampi!!!! I could live on creamy pastas and shrimp forever and I want to make this one SO much, YUM!

  2. Oh yes!!! Making the scampi for dinner this evening….thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us!!

  3. This was another hit! I added a few halved cherry tomatoes, sliced fresh basil and a few green onions at the end for a flash of color.
    I am thrilled that my husband and son loved it just as much if not more than my usual heavy cream version. Thanks!!!

  4. Dear Gaby,
    I just today came across your site and am thrilled to try recipes. May I ask a favor? In shrimp recipes it is so much easier for us if, in your ingredients list, you list shrimp not as large, medium, etc. but by the count (21 -25, 16 – 20, 12 – 15). You can’t tell by photos what size you are using and each store has different ideas for medium and large shrimp. Thank you so much.

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