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Shrimp Scampi

Tossed in a buttery garlic wine sauce, Shrimp Scampi is an easy to make appetizer that is ready to serve in about 10 minutes!

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Scampi, Shrimp Scampi Linguini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 127 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white vermouth (can also use white wine)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves


  1. Pat shrimp dry and arrange evenly on a paper plate. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Quickly invert the plate of shrimp over the skillet so the shrimp fall into the pan all at once.
  4. Cook the shrimp, without disturbing them, for 1 minute.
  5. Add garlic to the pan and cook for 1 additional minute. Flip the shrimp and cook for 2 additional minutes.
  6. Transfer the shrimp to a bowl and set aside.
  7. In the same skillet, add vermouth and lemon juice. Boil until slightly thickened, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  8. Add parsley and stir to combine.
  9. Pour the sauce over the shrimp and toss to combine.