Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Grilled shrimp scampi
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
322 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
29g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 322
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 247mg 82%
Sodium 1410mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 29g
Calcium 151mg 12%
*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.)

Shrimp scampi is a recipe typically cooked up in a saute pan with a rich, buttery sauce. We take this classic dish to the grill to give the shrimp a light char before hitting the sauce where it will soak up the butter and white wine to make this truly fantastic. The secret is that the shrimp sweat out the water they have been sitting in so they can draw in the flavor.


  • 1 1/2 pounds (680 g) large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) butter
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL)  olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry white wine
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) black pepper
  • Garnish: 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh Italian parsley (chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients, except the shrimp, parsley, and baguettes into a large bowl.

  2. Preheat grill and place a grill-safe saute pan on the grill to heat up. (Use a cast iron skillet to really hold the heat.) Try a two-layer fire or high heat on one side and a medium heat on the other. Put the pan over the medium heat. If you fear that the shrimp will slip between the grates of your grill, thread them onto skewers; otherwise, place them straight on the grill.

  3. Pour the contents of the bowl into the saute pan and give it a quick stir. Once shrimp have started to show grill marks on one side, flip them over.

  4. Stir butter sauce mixture in the pan. Butter will start to brown slightly but shouldn't be allowed to burn.

  5. When shrimp show grill marks on the other side put them in the pan with the sauce. If you put them on skewers, remove from skewers. Toss to coat.

  6. Remove pan (carefully) from grill and place on a hot pad on the table. Sprinkle parsley over top.

  7. Eat with baguettes to sop up the extra sauce.

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