Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

After experimenting with different scampi recipes, I came up with this combination of flavors. We enjoy it over a little cooked pasta, or white rice. You can perk it up a bit by adding more pepper flakes.


  1. Melt butter and oil in large skillet. Stir in onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and lemon juice.
  2. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring often. Pat shrimp dry and add to skillet.
  3. Cook stirring occasionally until shrimp turn pink (Approx. 5 minutes).
  4. Blend in parsley, cilanto, basil, and lemon peel. Cook another 2 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Serve alone, or over angel hair pasta or rice.
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Heavenly! Well, I didn't have cilantro, lemon peel, or red pepper flakes, but I substituted those with a heavy dose of salt-free lemon-pepper seasoning. I also used Smart Balance margarine instead of butter (we usually use this). Turned out delish! Served with white rice and poured a little bit of the butter sauce over the rice -YUMMY TO MY TUMMY. Also served artichokes with curry dipping sauce. To die for! Thanks Connie! I've added this to my cookbook.

Biasi4 August 19, 2006