Quick Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi recipe

 The Spruce 

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
557 Calories
29g Fat
42g Carbs
31g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 557
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 1258mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 325mg 7%
*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 simple and very elegant recipe for quick shrimp scampi takes only about 10 minutes to prepare, and it's special enough for entertaining. The combination of butter, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice is spectacular in a classic shrimp scampi. But this recipe adds onion and honey Dijon for even more flavor. And it adds peas for a pop of color and flavor.

Serve this recipe over hot cooked rice for a fabulous meal. Add a green salad tossed with sliced mushrooms and avocado and drizzled with a creamy vinaigrette, or put together a simple fruit salad. Add some toasted garlic bread and a glass of white wine for a great evening with friends. For dessert, all you need is a bakery pie or some nice homemade brownies.


  • 1 pound frozen shrimp, peeled and fully cooked

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 medium onion, minced

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons honey Dijon salad dressing

  • 1 cup frozen baby peas, not thawed

  • 3 cups cooked rice, hot

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  2. Thaw the shrimp according to the package directions, and remove tails if necessary. Drain the shrimp well and set aside.

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  3. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the butter and olive oil and heat until foaming.

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  4. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and sauté, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are crisp-tender.​

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  5. Add shrimp and stir well.

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  6. Cover the pan and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and curled and thoroughly heated.

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  7. Remove the pan cover and add the lemon juice, salad dressing, and peas

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
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  8. Cook and stir over medium heat or until everything is heated and blended.

    Quick Shrimp Scampi Recipe
     The Spruce
  9. Serve the shrimp scampi immediately over hot cooked rice and enjoy.