Shrimp Scampi

I love seafood! It took me a while before I dared to cook shrimp, fish, or any other seafood, I always thought it would be too difficult. When I finally gave it a shot, I wondered what on earth I was thinking, because most recipes were actually super easy. As is this shrimp dish. It’s hands down one of my favorite meals to cook, and everyone loves it! It is insanely simple to make, and it takes no time at all. So, I hope you snatch up this recipe, and surprise your loved ones with a good old plate of delicious!


What you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, shelled
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • juice of half a lemon, squeezed
  • pinch black pepper

In a large skillet, melt the butter together with the olive oil. Add garlic and sauté for about one minute.

Add the wine, salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Bring to a simmer and reduce by half, about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp and sauté until they are pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice. Serve with pasta of your choice, or even with rice.


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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