Shrimp cooked in scampi sauce in the pan.
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Shrimp Scampi: Easy & Elegant

Shrimp in a garlic and butter scampi sauce with accents of lemon and basil creates a quick main dish any night of the week.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 -3 Servings
Calories: 652kcal
Author: Judy Purcell


  • 1 pound large shrimp -- peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup green onion -- chopped fine
  • 3 large cloves garlic -- minced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice -- fresh squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil -- chiffonade
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest -- grated fine
  • dash hot pepper sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in oil over med-low heat until fragrant. Add wine and lemon juice, simmer to reduce slightly. Add butter and heat until melted.
  • Add shrimp and sauté until pink, about 3 minutes.
  • Stir in fresh parsley, lemon zest, basil, and hot pepper sauce; serve immediately.


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 631mg | Sodium: 1968mg | Potassium: 255mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 21.5mg | Calcium: 353mg | Iron: 5.3mg