Food. Beautiful food. Really, I can’t think of many things I like better than food. Especially when the food is as lovely as this Easy Shrimp Scampi!
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A while platter spilling over with Easy Shrimp Scampi, green dish towel and parsley in the background

Let’s Talk About this Easy Shrimp Scampi:

This entire meal is made in about 20-25 minutes start to finish…that includes the time it takes to boil your pasta water! This meal is fresh, light, lemony, delicious and feeds four. 

A large white plate on a white counter filled with Easy Shrimp Scampi, herrbs and dish towel in backgrround

What’s in It?

Linguini, tender shrimp and green onions sautéed in butter, white wine, lemon juice and garlic. Then it’s all finished with sea salt, red pepper flakes and parsley. So simple, so delicious. 

A platter filled with Easy Shrimp Scampi garnished with parsley and red pepper flakes

 Need a Side Salad? 

Well I’ve got one! My House Salad goes well as a starter with just about any main course.

A salad on a small plate set on a marble table


The Recipe: Easy Shrimp Scampi

You will need: a 14″ skillet, a large stock pot and as always, a good knife!

Shrimp Scampi
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

An iconic favorite made easy!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: easy dinner recipe, easy pasta recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 10 ounces linguine (cooked to package instructions) (this is a little less than 3/4 of a box)
  • 8 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 2 large cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced (about a tablespoon)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 20 ounces wild Gulf shrimp
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan (optional)
Cook the linguine:
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, cook to package instructions

While the water heats :
  1. Trim the root ends from the green onions and slice thinly using almost all of the onions, mince garlic, zest and juice lemon into a bowl, chop parsley. If using, grate parmesan. Sprinkle shrimp generously with sea salt and pepper. Set aside.

When pasta is about 8 minutes from being done:
  1. Place a 14" pan over medium-high heat, allow pan to heat for 2 minutes, add butter. When melted and bubbling add the green onions, cook for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook for two minutes, turn shrimp over, add garlic and cook for one more minute. Add lemon juice/zest and white wine, cook for another minute.

  2. Strain pasta, do not rinse. Immediately add pasta to pan, toss in sauce as well as you can. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and pepper.

  3. Pour onto platter tossing again, garnish with parmesan (if using) red pepper flakes and parsley. Enjoy!