Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

Tastes EXACTLY like the Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi. It's a favorite recipe in our home!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat cast iron skillet and add olive oil.
  2. Add shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent, reduce heat. Remove Shrimp and set aside.
  3. Add garlic and cook 2-3 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown - it will make it bitter.
  4. Add white wine, and lemon juice.
  5. Cook until wine is reduced by half. After it is reduced, add Italian seasoning.
  6. Reduce heat to low, and add butter. If pan is too hot, the butter will separate.
  7. Add shrimp back into sauce, add parsley, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese.


Most Helpful

My wife found the true Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe and this is not it... there is a missing ingredient. A package of ranch dressing mix added to the scampi sauce.

lakerii August 19, 2013

You certainly put more work into this than Red Lobster! I worked there as a manager about 8 years ago so things might have changed. No butter was ever used. It was butter flavored oleo from a jug, a bit of seasoning and placed in individual metal cooking pans and put in the cooler to be used within 48 hours.<br/>This looks MUCH better.

danneauxs January 25, 2014

I love this recipe. Will definitely use it again and again. It is so easy to make. I even used steamed shrimps. I cut the wine in half and used water instead. Also, do not use California Chardonnay, they taste oakey. I used a Chilean wine.

uhadley July 02, 2010

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