|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||22%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 7mg||37%|
|*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.|
Scampi is the Italian word for prawn (which is another word for shrimp), so translated in English "Shrimp Scampi" means "Shrimp Shrimp." But no matter what the name of this well-known and well-loved dish means, it is defined as a delicious preparation of shrimp cooked in butter, garlic, and parsley, often served over pasta.
While most shrimp scampi recipes are made with loads of butter, this easy shrimp scampi uses only a bit of butter as the base, supplemented with aromatic olive oil to give it a lighter taste with extra flavor. Since the cooking time is as long as it takes for the pasta to cook, it is perfect for a weeknight dinner. And although simple to prepare, this dish is impressive, and can easily be doubled; plus, the pasta base means only a side vegetable is needed to round out the meal.
"This shrimp scampi is a classic! It's a dependable, shrimp-forward recipe that comes together quickly and easily. I used linguine instead of angel hair, but whatever you choose, your dinner is sure to be delicious." —Diana Andrews
1/2 pound angel hair pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound (31 to 35) large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/4 cup lightly packed, coarsely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. When the butter melts, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the shrimp, parsley, lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook until the shrimp are pink and curled, about 3 minutes total.
Drain the pasta and toss it together with the shrimp mixture, Parmesan cheese, and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
You can buy raw (usually deveined) shrimp either from your local fish market or frozen in bags from your supermarket. If you are using frozen shrimp, place in a colander and run under cold water until thawed. Peel and dry with a paper towel before cooking.