Classic Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Indulge in the rich flavors of this classic shrimp scampi recipe. Succulent shrimp cooked in a garlic-infused butter sauce, finished with a splash of lemon juice and fresh parsley. Perfect for a quick and elegant weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Cooked pasta or crusty bread, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and let it melt.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for about 1 minute until the garlic is fragrant but not browned.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet in a single layer. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until they turn pink and opaque. Be careful not to overcook the shrimp.
  4. Pour in the white wine and lemon juice, stirring gently to combine. Allow the sauce to simmer for another 1-2 minutes to reduce slightly.
  5. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Stir in the chopped parsley.
  6. Serve the shrimp scampi hot over cooked pasta or with crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Enjoy!

Note: You can customize this recipe by adding ingredients like cherry tomatoes, capers, or grated Parmesan cheese for extra flavor variations. Adjust seasoning according to your taste preferences.

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