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Shrimp Scampi

This shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve to company, but it’s easy to prepare. The bright flavors of lemon and herbs enhance the shrimp. Serve it over pasta and wait for the compliments. —Lori Packer, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • Hot cooked angel hair pasta


  • In a 10-in. ovenproof skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil until fragrant. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, pepper and oregano; cook and stir until shrimp turn pink. Sprinkle with cheese, bread crumbs and parsley.
  • Broil 6 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Serve with pasta.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • You can easily use frozen shrimp.
  • Use our guide to clean, devein and prep your shrimp.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 395 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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    • tammycookblogsbooks
      Oct 28, 2020

      Very good dish. Followed recipe except mixed pasta in before sprinkling with cheese, bread crumbs and parsley.

    • Rellierae
      Sep 7, 2020

      Really good! The lemon was a little overwhelming or it would have gotten 5. Next time I''ll use a lighter hand with it.

    • krysfielder
      Sep 6, 2020

      I made this for a family gathering. I was pleasantly surprised how easy and delicious it was!

    • Matthew
      Aug 31, 2020

      Went camping, needed a good scampi recipe for 2lbs. I looked over many. This is the one. Only added 1/4+ white wine WITH lemon juice, and cooked it in a frying pan instead of the broiler. Was absolutely fantastic! Plenty of great flavors. Very easy to make. The zinger here really is the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Adds additional flavor and soaks up all the good stuff. I will be putting this one in my dinner rotation.

    • MamaMeese
      Aug 12, 2020

      Perfection. Quick, easy, and flavorful. A win in this house!

    • kenetzel
      Jul 29, 2020

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    • homemadewithlove
      Jul 2, 2020

      Quick easy meal, can be served over rice or pasta. Add a salad and dinner is ready. My teen daughter prepared when I came home from hospital.

    • Catbird513
      Jun 29, 2020

      This recipe was easy and full of flavor. The only thing I did different, was add a little white wine. Delicious!

    • Debra1960
      Jun 18, 2020

      Added a couple crab cakes to the breadcrumb and cheese topping. Lemon was perfect with that addition and will definitely make again.

    • Michael
      May 31, 2020

      This has WAY too much lemon. I haven't tried it with reduced or zero lemon juice but I think it would probably be pretty bland. It needs more garlic and something to give it a little zing. Granted, though, it was a very easy experiment.