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THE BEST Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe You’ll Ever Taste

  • Author: gimmie
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 lb. large shrimp
  • 1/2 lb butter (2 sticks)
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 34 T dry white wine
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice (fresh, if possible)
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse shrimp and set aside. If shrimp is not peeled & deveined, do that now.
  2. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat until melted.
  3. Saute garlic 1-2 minutes or until softened but not browned.
  4. Add ingredients, one-at-a-time, allowing each to cook for 5 minutes between them: wine, onion, lemon – use more or less to taste. (In other words, add wine, cook 5 minutes, then add onion, cook 5 more minutes, etc.)
  5. Simmer on very low heat. Saute for 15 minutes, until achieving desired taste.
  6. Add shrimp. Cook until shrimp are pink and firm (1 minute one one side, then flip shrimp and cook another minute (for uncooked shrimp… less for cooked shrimp).
  7. Add chopped parsley and salt & pepper before serving.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if desired.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: Seafood
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shrimp, shellfish, seafood, wine, butter