Easy Shrimp Scampi

  • Author: Amy Brinkley
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


An easy and satisfying dinner in under 30 minutes!


  • 8 ounces linguine pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine*
  • Salt and black pepper to taste, if desired (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Begin cooking pasta according to package directions.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high heat in a skillet. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, stirring frequently, about 1 minute.
  3. Add shrimp and oregano.  Cook, stirring frequently, until shrimp have just turned pink on both sides (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove shrimp from skillet with a slotted spoon and place on a plate.  Set aside.
  4. Return skillet with juices to medium high heat. Add white wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir until butter is melted and mixture is combined.
  5. Transfer shrimp back to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.  Season with desired amounts of salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. Spoon shrimp mixture on top of a bed of cooked linguine and sprinkle with fresh parsley.


*Chicken broth can be substituted for white wine.

  • Category: Seafood
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: easy shrimp scampi, shrimp scampi pasta