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Overhead view of shrimp and pasta in a white bowl on a white surface.

Easy Shrimp Scampi

An easy and satisfying dinner in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup dry white wine*
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste if desired (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  • Begin cooking pasta according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Return skillet with juices to medium high heat. Add white wine and lemon juice and bring to a boil, while stirring. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir until butter is melted and mixture is combined.
  • Transfer shrimp back to skillet and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.  Season with desired amounts of salt and pepper, if desired.
  • Spoon shrimp mixture on top of a bed of cooked linguine and sprinkle with fresh parsley.


*Chicken broth can be substituted for white wine.