Shrimp Scampi

The main reason I taught myself how to cook is that I fell in love with dishes I couldn’t afford to pay for on a regular basis. So I learned to make it myself! I was honestly surprised at how easy some of these recipes were. And also how unnecessarily complicated some of them were written. Pretty much anyone can make Shrimp Scampi, I am convinced of that. So, as usual, I’m keeping this recipe as simple as possible, and I hope you’ll cook with me!


What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds clean large shrimp (with tails)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • pasta of your choice

In a large skillet melt butter with olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add wine, salt, red pepper flakes and black pepper, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 minutes.


Add shrimp and sauté for 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp over and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add parsley and lemon juice. Serve with pasta!


Bon Appétit!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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