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Shrimp Scampi is an Italian-American dish. It is super easy to make when you prep everything. It cooks very quickly so prepping all the ingredients first. This recipe serves 6 people. And, that is according to the gluten-free spaghetti box.
What is shrimp scampi?
Shrimp scampi is usually a white sauce used with butter and garlic and wine. However, this one-pot spaghetti recipe uses chicken broth because our family has several food intolerances and we needed to omit it from this recipe.
How is this shrimp scampi different than others?
We also used gluten-free spaghetti since we have two people that are gluten intolerant. Modifying this recipe was super simple and it was still delicious. Follow along and make it for you and your family.
What Ingredients are in the Shrimp Scampi Recipe?
¼ cup of chicken broth
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
One and a half pounds of shrimp uncooked and deveined
2 tablespoons of butter
¼ cup of Romano cheese grated
1 teaspoon of pepper
One-quarter teaspoon of red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
4 teaspoons of minced garlic
One tablespoon of freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of freshly chopped basil
One box of gluten-free spaghetti
How to make Shrimp Scampi?
Place the frozen shrimp in the refrigerator to defrost a bit before using it. Do this in the morning.
Prep and cut all the ingredients above.
Chopped finely the fresh parsley and fresh basil. Set aside.
Mince the garlic, and set aside. Set all the ingredients aside because when you are ready to cook, it will go fast.
Now that you have all the ingredients prepped and easy to go. Let's continue with the next steps.
Cooked pasta as instructed. It will take about 10 minutes. That should be plenty of time to make the sauce and cook the shrimp.
Now, heat the skillet.
Add the olive oil to the skillet and add the butter to the skillet. Wait for the butter to melt then add the garlic and red pepper flakes. Sauté for a few minutes.
Then add the shrimp. Cook for 3 minutes and turn over and cook for 3 minutes or until done.
When you turn it over, add pepper, parsley, basil, chicken broth, and lemon juice, then sauté for the remaining 3 minutes or so. The broth should evaporate a little.
When the spaghetti is finished, drain it and add it to the top of the ingredients in the skillet.
Toss gently so the shrimp is on the top. The heat doesn’t need to be on when tossing.
Add the Romano cheese and toss some more.
Let sit for a few minutes to help thicken the sauce. Enjoy warm.
Now, look at this light and yummy meal! Does this shrimp scampi look like something you want to eat tonight for dinner? I will definitely be making this again.
Below are some of our other popular spaghetti dishes. Feel free to check them out.
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