Shrimp Scampi – American Style!

Shrimp Scampi

Wait, What…Shrimp Scampi isn’t fried here??? 😳

Well this is a HUGE revelation for me. I’m sure I just shocked a few of you too. Some of you may be thinking – of course it isn’t, what do you mean fried? And the others will be thinking, there’s a Shrimp Scampi thats not served fried with chips?

If you’re like me, your mind has just been BLOWN. 

So, Shrimp Scampi here in the US (And I am sure many other places around the world) actually refers to a delicious buttery pasta dish. Who would have thought? This dish is PERFECT for a quick weeknight dinner – it takes less than 30 minutes and I’m almost certain that you have all the ingredients in your kitchen (except maybe the Shrimp – well, go get that now!). It is super easy to make and so so comforting. 

I mean, garlic, butter, lemon & herbs. That’s probably the most deliciously simple combination right there. Add in some chili flakes, some shrimp and some fettuccini and you’re a go! 

I used cooked shrimp for this one, purely because we had some on hand left over from an event the night before. Also – its pretty easy to find large cooked shrimp at the grocery store. If you want to cook it yourself – just let it sauté in the pan with a little oil for about 2 minutes on each side until pink! Then follow all the directions below!

 As always, Let us know your thoughts & if you’re as shocked as I am! 💚

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi
Serves 4
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 12 cooked Medium/Large Shrimp (Really you're personal preference on size!) - 3 per person
  2. 4 tbsp. olive oil
  3. 4 tbsp. butter
  4. 4 cloves garlic - minced
  5. 1 tsp. chili flakes
  6. 0.75 cup dry vermouth
  7. 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  8. Zest of a Lemon
  9. 1 tsp. finely chopped of the following: Parsley, tarragon & chives
  10. 200g Fettuccini pasta
  1. Get your water boiling and add your pasta and cook to the package directions - most commonly 50g per person for approx. 12 minutes for al dente
  2. Put oil & garlic into your cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium/low heat and sauté until garlic starts to turn golden - don't let it burn!
  3. Add vermouth and turn your skillet up a little. Stir until vermouth has reduced by half.
  4. Add butter and whisk or stir until you've got a silky sauce-like texture.
  5. Remove from the heat and add, lemon juice zest & herbs, stir to incorporate all ingredients
  6. Scoop a couple tbsp. of sauce out and onto your warmed and cooked shrimp and toss to cover
  7. Mix your pasta into the sauce until all covered in buttery goodness
  8. To Serve: Spoon out into 4 bowls, top with 3 shrimp each and an extra sprinkling of herbs if you have them.
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April 11, 2017


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