The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi


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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)

Check out some of my favorite Shrimp Recipes here:

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  2. Coconut Curried Shrimp with Coconut Rice

  3. Creamy Goat Cheese and Shrimp Pasta

  4. Summer Corn Risotto with Shrimp

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  6. Shrimp Scampi with Couscous

  7. Shrimp and Crab Seafood Rolls

  8. Zucchini Noodles and Grilled Shrimp

  9. Arugula Pesto Pasta with Garlic Shrimp

  10. Avocado Shrimp Quinoa Bowl

  11. Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Pesto

  12. Spanish Paella

The Ultimate Garlic Shrimp Scampi

5 from 3 votes


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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. Monika

    Simple. Delicious. Gorgeous. More importantly – I have all the ingredients ready for tonight!!

  2. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

    Easy peasy buttery, garlicky shrimp and pasta…yes!

  3. Marilyn

    This looks delicious! Which white wine do you recommend??

    • Gaby

      Any dry white wine you have on hand! I use a sauv blanc or pinto grigio

  4. Roxana

    Love how easy everything is to put together! You’re right! Perfect for weekends OR weeknights!

  5. Tori//Gringalicious

    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!

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  7. Donna

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

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  9. Sheri

    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!!!

  10. bj

    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.

  11. Jennifer

    5 stars
    Make this at least 3x a month so easy and delicious! I add broccoli for some veggies. Easy on hand ingredients.

    • Gaby

      Thaw them and then blot dry and cook accordingly

  12. Debbie Kane

    We use the same recipe and it never fails to be delish! I do add a little butter at the end to give it a velvet finish. And last week I made it but added a couple of chopped taragon leaves with the parsley and it was amazing. Love your recipes!

  13. Britni

    5 stars
    Nailed it! Licked my plate. This took pantry and freezer ingredients I had on hand, and made em fancy! Thanks for another great recipe!

  14. Sergio

    The one thing I do that helps tremendously when using frozen shrimp is to pre cook them in the oil to just pink and drain the water and dry the shrimp on a towel and then start the recipe. The released water really helps get the most of the un diluted sauce. Excellent and fast.

  15. Mary

    5 stars
    The family loved it! We doubled all ingredients to make with 1lb of linguine. Very flavorful & perfect amount of sauce. I already had a Pinot Grigio opened which worked great! A+

  16. carol j valdiviez

    I’ve made this numerous times. Never fails and my family loves it!