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Quick Shrimp Scampi

You only need 20 minutes for this flavor-packed recipe for Quick Shrimp Scampi.

Two bowls with Quick Shrimp Scampi next to a glass of wine and small bowls containing cherry tomatoes, chili flakes and parsley

If shrimp scampi is on a restaurant menu, I will order it 10 out of 10 times. It’s one of those dishes that just makes my taste buds sing. What’s not to love about all that garlic?

Large sauté pan with cherry tomatoes, garlic and chili flakes

I’ve updated the classic to include cherry tomatoes and your choice of pasta, which all gets tossed in a fresh lemon sauce that comes together in mere minutes. We’re talking 20 minutes, start to finish, and it’s all thanks to making the sauce while your pasta cooks. Multitasking at its finest!

Large pot containing linguine pasta, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, parsley and garlic

An optional dash of crushed red pepper flakes lends a touch of heat, while plenty of fresh parsley adds a pop of herby flavor to every bite of this Quick Shrimp Scampi.

If more fast and fresh pasta recipes are in your foreseeable future, don’t miss my Quick and Easy Vodka Pasta, Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce and Easy Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese!

Two bowls containing the best Quick Shrimp Scampi next to a glass of wine and small bowls containing sliced cherry tomatoes, chili flakes and chopped parsley

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Two bowls with Quick Shrimp Scampi next to a glass of wine and small bowls containing cherry tomatoes, chili flakes and parsley

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Quick Shrimp Scampi

  • 12
    oz.
    uncooked linguine pasta
  • 1/4
    cup
    extra virgin olive oil, plus more for garnishing
  • 1
    cup
    cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4
    teaspoon
    crushed red chili flakes (optional)
  • 1
    pound
    medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    lemon zest
  • 1/2
    cup
    white wine
  • 1/2
    cup
    parsley, chopped
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    lemon juice

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the linguine and cook until al dente, about 10 minutes. While the pasta cooks, make the sauce.

In a large sauté pan set over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the cherry tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Add the garlic and chili flakes and cook, stirring, until the garlic is golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes.

Add the shrimp and cook, flipping once, until pink and cooked through, about 3 minutes.

Add the white wine and cook until it has reduced by half.

Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Using tongs, transfer the pasta from the water to the sauté pan and toss to coat.

Drizzle the pasta with olive oil then serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Quick Shrimp Scampi

Amount Per Serving

Calories 588
Calories from Fat 144

% Daily Value*

Fat 16g25%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 286mg95%

Sodium 897mg39%

Potassium 436mg12%

Carbohydrates 68g23%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 35g70%

Vitamin A 814IU16%

Vitamin C 27mg33%

Calcium 205mg21%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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