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Shrimp Scampi with White Wine and Parmesan

Quick and easy shrimp scampi recipe with white wine, butter and a good amount of garlic that is done in nearly 15 minutes and perfect for a weekday dinner.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy shrimp scampi, quick shrimp scampi recipe, shrimp scampi recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro
Cost: $10


  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 whole lemon zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound medium sized shrimp shells removed
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add olive oil and butter. Once butter melts, add the chopped garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 2 minutes until garlic softens but doesn't brown.
  • Pour in the white wine and reduce for a few minutes until sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add in lemon zest and lemon juice and freshly grated Parmesan cheese and stir everything together.
  • Add in the shrimp and cook on the first side for 3-4 minutes until pink, then flip over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • One shrimp are done, taste sauce for seasoning and adjust as needed. Then garnish with fresh herbs and serve with pasta (or your other favorite side).


Shrimp size: 16-20 count are my preference, which are about medium sized shrimp and mean that there will be about 16-20 shrimps in a pound.
Shrimp cook very quickly, as soon as they turn pink on the first side, flip over and cook for another minute.
Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese directly to the sauce and stir in, this will help thicken the sauce a bit too.


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 323mg | Sodium: 985mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 3mg