Shrimp Scampi: It can be made in less than 15 minutes and enjoy this quick and delicious appetizer/light meal on your dinner table with your favorite pasta! Shrimp scampi is such a delicious and classic meal. It’s even better than an Italian restaurant Scampi! To make lower in carbs you can serve it with steamed cauliflower or zucchini noodles.
You can also make this Healthy Shrimp Scampi recipe by adding some veggies into it because traditionally it is made with lemon, pasta, butter, garlic. But I have seen that many people add extra butter to it even after the cooking is complete. So, to maintain a well-balanced diet you have to compromise butter. Yes, you can keep other ingredients like garlic, lemon, but the butter needs to be added in very low amount. and yes, at the end you can add red pepper flakes to your shrimp scampi.
Usually, the Shrimp Scampi cooking process starts by sauteing the shrimp with garlic in olive oil and butter, then we add some white wine to it, let the wine reduce while the shrimp cooks, and then finally we toss it with lemon juice, fresh parsley, and black pepper.
But if you want to avoid the wine then it’s totally fine you can add chicken broth if you wish. Even you can add fish broth but you know what Chicken broth has a much better flavor, however, if you wish you can use fish broth.
How to Make Shrimp Scampi
- In a large pot of boil water and cook pasta as per the package instructions; drain well.
- In a large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
- Cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in lemon juice and wine and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- Lower the heat and stir in pasta, fresh parsley, and lemon zest.
- Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.
What to Serve with your Shrimp Scampi Recipe
Shrimp Scampi taste great when served over pasta, rice, garlic bread or steamed vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini noodles.
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