Easy and elegant, this dish is a real catch. 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.


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

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
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
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
Easy and delicious... The only thing I added was red pepper flakes. Great weeknight meal with a hearty salad.
Rating: Unrated
great simple recipe!
Rating: 5 stars
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!