Shrimp Scampi Pasta Recipe
Shrimp Scampi Pasta is classic Italian comfort food! It’s made with butter, garlic, white wine, chicken stock, lemon juice, parsley, and shrimp.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people
- 1 pound spaghetti
- 3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 8 large garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 2 pounds extra-large shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
FOR SERVING (optional):
- Lemon wedges
- Chopped fresh parsley
- Freshly grated Parmesan
Cook the spaghetti as per package instructions, and drain and toss the pasta with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
While the pasta boils, cook the shrimp. In a large and deep heavy-bottomed skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and cook, while stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds. Pour in the wine and chicken stock, and bring the mixture to a boil.
Gently place the shrimp in the boiling liquid and cook until the shrimp are just beginning to turn translucent about 2 minutes. Gently stir the shrimp, reduce the heat to medium, and cover the pan. Cook until the shrimp are cooked through, about another 2 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to move the shrimp to a bowl.
Increase the heat to medium-high and cook the liquid until it is reduced by half, about 1-2 minutes. Add the butter pieces to the pan and whisk them into the sauce. Whisk in the lemon juice, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
In a large serving bowl add the drained spaghetti, the sauce, shrimp, and chopped fresh parsley. Toss to coat and serve with lemon wedges and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Calories: 507kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 910mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3.4mg