Rating: 3.83 stars
90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2

Easy and elegant, this dish is a real catch. It takes mere minutes to make and you'll wonder why you never made this popular restaurant dish at home before. The use of the word "scampi" to mean a garlicky, buttery preparation for shrimp is more Italian-American than Italian; it's thought to have first appeared on a menu in 1950s New Jersey. Scampi are tiny, lobster-like crustaceans with pale pink shells, also known as langoustines. It's thought that Italian cooks in the United States used shrimp when they couldn't get scampi, but kept both names. Serve shrimp scampi over pasta, like the angel hair used in this recipe, or with plenty of crusty bread.

Everyday Food, June 2012

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions, then drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add shrimp and cook until opaque throughout, about 3 minutes, flipping once. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reduce heat to medium. Add butter and garlic to skillet and saute until garlic is soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add lemon juice and cook 1 minute; season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Add pasta and shrimp and toss to combine. Serve with lemon wedges.

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Reviews (5)

90 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
01/13/2019
Love it. Very light. First time making the dish. Just needed maybe a little more juice at the bottom. Will continue to make it. Otherwise, very good.
Rating: Unrated
05/29/2017
I love this quick summer recipe with friends coming into and out of the kitchen telling me it smells devine this maybe my fave for friends recipe.
Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2015
Easy and delicious... The only thing I added was red pepper flakes. Great weeknight meal with a hearty salad.
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Rating: Unrated
09/09/2014
great simple recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
Already had all the ingredients on hand to prepare this fast, quick and easy dish. Served with a crusty loaf of bread. Delicious! Will definitely make again!