By Miss Rachel in Seattle, WA on October 07, 2009
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
"Tastes EXACTLY like the Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi. It's a favorite recipe in our home!!"
Serving Size: 1 (251 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"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."
"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."
"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."
"We thought this was a good dish, but definitely not like Red Lobster's shrimp scampi. I think it is the Italian seasoning that is the problem. That adds a very distinct flavor that none of us remember ever tasting in the Red Lobster version. I think if you omit it, it would be a lot closer copycat recipe. The sauce was a little thin, but I'm pretty sure I didn't cook the wine down long enough. We had to leave right after supper, and I had based my start time on the recipe's prep time. It definitely took closer to 30 minutes to cook the shrimp and sauce than the 8 minutes called for. I served it over angel hair pasta with a side salad and the rest of the chardonnay."
"I enjoyed this recipe and I prepared it the way that was on the recipe. I found the food to taste like Red Lobster and will fix it again. My husband really enjoyed it and told all my friends about it."
"My husband and I LOVED this recipe! Thanks for sharing it..oh and I used wine and not water and it was fab! (oops sorry didn't rate it)"
"This is so good and easy to make. I did reduce the wine to half and used water instead."
"Awesome! Being a former employee of red lobster, I have to admit it tastes just like theirs! Very easy to make, and the family loved it. I will definitely be using lobster and crab next!"
"I followed the recipe almost to the t, and maybe my lemon was too big, but it made the sauce overpoweringly lemony, almost. And the Italian seasoning I do not think is necessary. The sauce had the same general look as Red Lobster's, but was a bit too thin, so I put in some corn starch, took care of that easily. <br/><br/>The final product, while having a similar flavor, was far too lemony, and as mentioned in other reviews, I feel the Italian seasoning can be omitted completely. I would recommend fresh herbs, if you are going to use any at all. I will also be using less wine in future attempts. Also, the shrimp did end up a little overcooked.<br/><br/>I will be making this again, with some fine tuning of my own. With a few tries and some patience, this could be one of my favorites."
"Could not possibly be any better!!!"
"Way too much wine to get a nice thick sauce."
"I used only 1 cup of wine and felt that was enough. Would not use any lemon in this next time I make it. It overpowered the dish. After adding the shrimp and finishing the sauce, I added cooked linguine and the grated Parmesan cheese to the pan and mixed it well until the sauce coated the pasta. I also used only 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning. All in all a pretty good dish. Thanks for posting."
"Great recipe and very easy to adapt. I added a little pre-made pesto to zhoosh it up a bit.I also typically use vermouth instead of white wine; I always have it handy because it does not spoil."
"Great recipe! Didn't have the grated parmesan and used basic Brut white wine and it was very tasty! Also used jumbo shrimp...hubby loved it! Actually tasted better than Red Lobster's...(said so by my hubby :)<br/><br/>This recipe is a keeper!! Yummy!!"
"Its delicious but nothing at all to the red lobster shrimp scampi. Does not remotely taste anything like it.. I would get it made again, but nothing close to it. Even followed the recipe to the dot."
"Have made this recipe several times and my husband and 14 year old daughter both LOVE it as do I. I use a Pinot Grigio instead of Chardonnay and it is delicious. I think it does taste just like Red Lobster's version. Make sure you serve this with some good crusty rolls to soak up all the sauce. It is so good my mouth is watering just thinking about it!"
"It was just okay. Nothing special...I think if you half the wine and use water for the other half it would be better, less acidic. I mean there's already half a lemon in it. Or use a really expensive white wine instead of a typical Cali Chardonnay..."
"I agree with one of the reviewers...the Italian seasoning didn't sound right just reading the recipe so I omitted it from the gate. It tasted real close to Red Lobsters Scampi!! I will be making this for my annual "Sisters Christmas Lunch" this year with pasta, salad, etc. The girls will love it, we shared many of our birthdays at Red Lobster and all usually got their shrimp scampi!"
"Loved this recipe, used chicken broth instead of white wine and it was AAMAAAZINGGG!! Also, instead of Italian seasonings, i used alittle bit of oregano, onion powder and basil. Definitely going to make this a lot more."
"I made this for Good Friday dinner. I had never made shrimp before. But it sounded really good. I made it the first time using Chardonnay and the second (by popular demand) Riesling. SO good!!! I did find that there was a lot of sauce left over but no one complained. Everyone dipped their bread in in. DEFINITELY a keeper! Was fantastic and super easy to make!"