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shrimp scampi

Shrimp Scampi

Lisa Kamolnick
Shrimp Scampi in angel hair nests are a surprisingly quick meal with an elegant touch and delicious taste, even if you have to use frozen shrimp.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 people


  • 2 TBSP grapeseed oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ C white white
  • 2 TBSP butter sub with olive or grapeseed oil
  • 12-16 oz. shrimp
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • Fresh Parsley sprig chopped
  • 2 - 3 angel hair pasta nests
  • parmesan cheese
  • red pepper flakes


  • Mince garlic, squeeze lemon, chop parsley sprig and set aside.
  • Peel and devein shrimp as needed.
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  • Add water to stock pot and heat to boiling.
  • While water is heating, add oil to saute pan and heat to medium.
  • Add garlic, butter or oil and parsley.
  • When garlic releases, add white wine and shrimp. Cook about 3 to 5 minutes, until shrimp turn pink.
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  • When shrimp are done, remove from heat and add lemon juice.
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  • Add angel hair nests and boil until cooked, about 4 minutes
  • Plate pasta and place shrimp with some juice over nest.
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Serving Suggestions
Serve with a side of asparagus, peas, or steamed broccoli and some garlic bread. Also goes well with a salad. Make it an Italian buffet with the addition of more sauces over pasta or spaghetti squash.
  • Shrimp are done when they are no longer translucent and turn a pinkish color. Be careful not to overcook as they will become tough.
  • For gluten-free version, use gluten-free pasta or spaghetti squash.
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