15 Minute Shrimp Scampi

"Truly delicious seafood/pasta dish that is nearly impossible to mess up & a great stand by for rushed dinners."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
8
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • start salted water boiling for pasta.
  • heat olive oil.
  • saute garlic& onions over high heat till onions start to turn clear.
  • add wine, turn to medium heat& reduce for 5 minutes (alcohol smell will be gone) add shrimp till warmed through (start to curl up).
  • stir in butter till melted.
  • turn heat to lo/warm.
  • salt& pepper to taste.
  • cover till pasta is ready (2-3 minutes for angel hair to cook).
  • serve together.

Questions & Replies

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  1. kymhopwood
    Why on earth would you need 1/2 cup of olive oil to saute vegetables?
     
  2. Judy R.
    What else can I use instead of wine? I don't drink. Recovering alcoholic. Thank You!
     
  3. Sharon R.
    what can you substitute for the white wine? I don't use alcohol
     
  4. drr810
    How do I print this recipe
     
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Reviews

  1. dtsafford
    Got locked at home all day by an appliance repairman who didn't show up until the end of the day, so found myself scrounging the cabinet and surfing the 'net to see what I could make for dinner. My wife had recently bought a pound of frozen cooked shrimp at Trader Joe's so used that ingredient to find this recipe. Had everything on hand, so gave it a try. Big hit, even with my exceedingly picky 13-year-old! Served it over whole wheat linguini, which stood up nicely to heavily flavored sauce. I followed a couple of suggestions and added a half teaspoon of old bay and a generous shake of dried parsley. Even with six large cloves of garlic, both my wife and daughter asked for more. Will play with the recipe in the future, and try different amounts of butter and oil. I
     
  2. bstnh1
    I always sauté the shrimp rather than putting them in a liquid. They develop a much nicer flavor.
     
  3. baltisraul
    Just wonderful. Used fresh Ex-Large Shrimp as I always need to make seafood broth with the shells and heads. Added a little lemon juice and coated the shrimp in Red Lobster Seafood Seasoning. Don't throw out the pasta water, as you can use to make your seafood broth.
     
  4. evagidov
    Wonderful and so easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly and the flavor was outstanding. However, towards the end a few things flew in the pot. I poured the scampi mixture onto the pasta mixed it up real well, and then decided I was going to add some basil and oregano, some garlic powder...can't get enough of the garlic:) Lastly, I added about 1/4 c of Parmesan cheese...yummy!
     
  5. ptpeck
    Delicious and easy. I took others advice and added more garlic, reduced oil to 1/3 cup and 4 tbsp butter. I did add lemon juice and fresh parsley. My husband loved it - definitely a "keeper" he said. Make sure you have plenty of bread to soak up the sauce-you'll want to get every bite of it.
     
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Tweaks

  1. John B.
    It's not a tweak but why would you use precooked shrimps?
     
  2. Jen C.
    I added bay scallops while cooking the onion and garlic. Then once adding the shrimp I added a few shakes of Old Bay Seasoning, parsley and then cut the butter in a half to only 3 tablespoons
     
    • Review photo by Jen C.
  3. Pam C.
    Way too much olive oil. 3 T. Is more than enough. Shrimp are precooked. I would add lemon juice/zest & parm at the end to serve.
     
  4. Gloria W.
    I see there is parsley? in the picture. Was it supposed to be in the recipe? Chopped parsley or basil would taste great and make the dish look better.
     
  5. DianaEatingRichly
    I used frozen shrimp, and they cooked up quickly. I also added lemon juice and parsley.
     

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