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The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

We just enjoyed shrimp scampi at home, which I made in an open skillet. I discovered ceramic cookware about two years ago when I was looking for a new potto make my awesome chili, and that looks great on my stove top, so when I was looking for a new skillet, I knew ceramic cookware would be the way to go.

Here is my favorite recipe for shrimp scampi:

best shrimp scampi recipe

The Best Shrimp Scampi Recipe

1 lb large shrimp, cleaned and de-veined, tail-on
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper
3 tbs organic salted butter
1/3 cup white wine
2 tbs chopped parsley
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Sea salt to taste
1 lb spaghetti

1. Heat skillet on high for one minute and add olive oil and butter. Reduce heat to medium and saute garlic and red pepper for one minute.

2. Add shrimp and white wine and stir until coated. Spread the shrimp out in the skillet and cook over high for 3 minutes (wine will boil).

3. Turn shrimp over and cook one more minute. Turn off heat and add parsley and black pepper. Stir and add lemon juice and sea salt. Serve over spaghetti.

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Let me know how you like the shrimp scampi recipe!

  • That looks so delicious!!

  • This looks delish. I wish I wasn’t allergic to shell fish.

  • That looks really good!

  • This cookware looks amazing

  • I’ve never tried ceramic cookware, but it looks like it would be nice to use! Your shrimp scampi looks delicious too.

  • Mellisa

    My daughter LOVES shrimp! She would eat this up.

  • Love shrimp scampi. I usually use the store bought stuff, but would love to make it from scratch like this.

  • That looks really delish!

  • I love shrimp…looks delicious!

  • We desperately need new cookware, and I’ve actually been looking into that line!

  • I had no idea there was ceramic cookware. I’m very picky about what I cook with and only use cast iron and stainless steel. I’ll check into this out. Also, that shrimp looks amazing!

  • Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma

    I’m in dire need of new cookware, and I think I’ll try something different this time around. I’ve never used ceramic cookware but I’m open to anything. Maybe a trip to the store is in order this weekend!

  • Penelope

    I always used cast iron and stainless steel too until I tried their soup pot, and since then I’ve been very fond of ceramic

  • I haven’t made scampi in awhile.

  • This looks so good!

  • That scampi looks so delicious!!! I adore that little pan – would be perfect for M 🙂

  • I’ve never tried ceramic cookware before, but I’m not much of a cook to begin with.

  • I definitely have a few pieces which could stand to be switched out new. I’ll have to consider this for sure. Your recipe looks fab!

  • Oh shrimp scampi how I miss thee. I recently found out I was diagnosed with a shrimp allergy, it was a sad sad day.

  • stefanie

    I like the XTrema cookware features. Especially that they have no heavy metals or chemicals to leach into the food.

  • I’ve never had ceramic cookware. I love that tiny egg pan, super cook

  • I haven’t had Shrimp Scampi before but you make it look so delicious!

  • That sure does look like the best shrimp scampi!

  • No I haven’t tried ceramic cookeware but yes it does appear to be a great pan

  • I have one piece of ceramic cookware and love it! I wish I had more.

  • We need new cookware so badly!

  • Durable, long lasting, cookware isn’t the easiest to find. I would love to try ceramic!

  • Shrimp scampi is one of my favorite dishes but I’ve never tired making it at home. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Tammy

    I didn’t realize shrimp scampi was so simple to make! I’m totally trying this – I love shrimp.

  • Yum…the shrimp scampi recipe sounds amazing. My mouth is watering!! Cannot wait to try it!

  • Thanks I’m not the best cook but my husband loves Shrimp Scampi and mine is just not all that it could be. I will have to try this.

  • Your scampi recipe makes me wish I like seafood, looks so darn good. I love my xtrema cookware! It is so handy for anything I cook!

  • Donna

    I’ve never made shrimp scampi before, but this does look like the best shrimp scampi, ever! I don’t own any ceramic cookware, but it does look nice.

  • Oh yum! I am going to have to try this- I can never seem to get shrimp scampi right!

  • This looks so good! I’ve never tried making shrimp scampi at home before.

  • That shrimp scampi looks delicious. I’ve never heard of this brand of kitchenware, but I’ll have to check it out.

  • Jennifer

    I have always wanted to cook with ceramic cookware but never have. But it always looks like no matter what is cooked in them they always turn out perfectly.

  • June

    The ceramic pots look great but I couldn’t stand having to use a pot holder every time I cooked something on the stove.

  • Penelope

    The pan actually comes with a silicone sleeve that is fitted to stay on it if you choose, but I don’t think the handles get hotter than my stainless steel or cast iron cookware so I don’t use the silicone sleeve much.

  • I love shrimp scampi, so I will definitely have to try this recipe. I adore that itty bitty cook pan for the egg!!

  • Jana F. Ashley

    Whether serving it as an appetizer or tossed with linguine for a main course, learn how to make shrimp scampi for a dish laden with all the flavors of the Mediterranean. It’s important to know how to clean and devein shrimp, as the raw shellfish typically come with the shells on and the intestinal tract (the dark “vein” along the top) still inside. Simply peel off the shell–it’s up to you whether or not the tail stays on for presentation. Run a paring knife down the back of the shrimp to remove the vein. White wine is an important ingredient in shrimp scampi–this isn’t the time to use subpar wine. Select a bottle that you’d be happy to sip along with the dish. This doesn’t mean you’ll need to spend a fortune; there are plenty of budget-friendly, good-quality wines available. Resist any temptation to skip the fresh herbs. Not only do parsley and thyme add a bit of color to the dish, they also help brighten the flavor considerably. Add the herbs just before serving so they maintain their maximum flavor.

  • LeeAnne

    What can be used in place of the white wine?

  • I love shrimp scampi! I have used ceramic coated cast iron and it’s my favorite pot!

  • Shrimp Scampi is one of my fave dishes!

  • Jennifer

    You can use chicken broth in place of white wine!!