Easy Scampi Sauce for Shrimp

Easy scampi sauce for shrimp

 The Spruce

  • Total: 14 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 4 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
208 Calories
18g Fat
12g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 22%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g
Calcium 80mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This easy-to-make warm sauce recipe creates a delicious shrimp scampi that takes mere minutes to prepare. Just heat the sauce ingredients, toss with shrimp, then serve the garlicky concoction over pasta or rice.

This will make enough sauce for about 2 pounds of peeled and cooked shrimp.

Serve this great-tasting shrimp scampi as a first course or appetizer with toothpicks.


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  • 6 tablespoons butter (salted)
  • 5 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Dash Tabasco sauce
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Scampi Sauce for Shrimp ingredients
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter stops foaming add the garlic and continue cooking for 2 minutes. 

    Easy Scampi Sauce for Shrimp
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  3. Stir in the parsley, lemon juice, dash of Tabasco sauce, and salt to taste. Heat through.

    Easy Scampi Sauce for Shrimp
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  4. Toss with hot cooked shrimp and serve immediately with hot cooked rice or angel hair pasta and a salad.

    Easy Scampi Sauce for Shrimp
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What Are Scampi?

Scampi is actually prawns or small lobstersIn American cuisine, scampi usually refers to shrimp cooked in a sauce of garlic, lemon, and butter as in this recipe. 

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