Shrimp Scampi is a perfect weeknight meal you can make in under 30 minutes but elegant enough for company! It is rich with the flavors of shrimp, garlic, and butter.
In four days, I managed to empty the big plastic jar that contains the Dates and Almond Granola I made last friday. I’m trying to limit my intake of sweets and while I was trying to avoid cookies and biscuits and chocolates — I was perpetually craving for something I could munch on. I was telling myself it was healthy… next thing I knew, I was holding an empty tub. Oh well.
I think this is partially related to my adjustment period over peanutbutter♥ going back to a nightly work schedule. I am so used to him being around me the whole day and helping around the house. Now that he’s working, I miss sleeping beside him at night and I absolutely miss him helping me with the household chores.
During weekdays, Ykaie sleeps beside me. This gives us plenty of mother-daughter bonding and heart to heart talks before going to bed. She sleeps back to her room during weekends when it’s her daddy’s day off.
Anyway, one of the things I love doing years back was prepare peanutbutter♥‘s lunch baon at work. I actually have a category in this blog way back in 2009 called peanutbutter♥’s lunch. Something I came up with because I wanted to document what I lovingly prepare for him. Like this Bagoong Rice, Alaminos LongSiLog, and the ugliest bento I’ve ever seen..LOL!
These days, he said he didn’t want heavy lunches to bring at work, so what I do is prepare sandwiches for him instead. Yesterday, I made Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti for early dinner and that’s also what he brought for lunch at work. He loved it! I’m thinking I should bring back the peanutbutter♥‘s lunch portion here in my blog.
I’m also inspired to make more healthy, delicious, easy-to-make/30 minute meals like this Shrimp Scampi.
I’m sure you’ll love this recipe. It has all the flavors of Summer and it won’t make you stay long in the kitchen.
- 450g Shrimp, shelled and deveined
- 300g spaghetti
- 5 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped
- the juice of two lemons
- zest of one lemons
- salt and pepper to taste
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- chopped parsley
- Boil a large pot of salty water for spaghetti
- Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
- While water is boiling/spaghetti is cooking, heat up butter and olive oil.
- Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until butter and oil mixture is infused with the flavors of garlic.
- Add shrimp to the skillet and cook on both sides until pink about 2-3 minutes
- Remove the shrimp from the skillet and keep it warm
- Add lemon juice and lemon zest and bring to boil.
- Return shrimp to skillet. You can add pasta water if you want to create more sauce.
- Add the cooked spaghetti, and sprinkle chopped parsley.
- Stir everything together and season with salt to taste.
- You can add red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicy.
- Serve with a lemon wedge as garnish
This looks delicious. I used to make it all the time, but haven’t in a while.
It’s time you make some again.
Shrimp scampi is one of my favourite shrimp dishes. I think it’s all the butter and lemon 🙂
This looks wonderful
Same here Nazneen. Thanks for dropping by.
I love this dish! And haven’t made it in ages. But will, and soon. 😉 Thanks for the inspiration!
You’re welcome. Thanks John.
This pasta dish looks amazing! I love shrimp so much!
I love shrimp scampi! That buttery, garlicy sauce is the best! Can I have this delivered to my sofa?
hahaha.. Cheers Shelby!
Beautiful pasta dish Peachy…indeed a perfect weekday meal.
Hope you are having a fabulous week 🙂
Shrimp scampi looks irresistible..we loved having it years back…they make such a comfort food with the natural flavors of ingredients pairing perfectly with each other,thanks 🙂
Yeah, shrimp and lemon is a great combination.
We don’t eat seafood in our house, but I make a mean chicken scampi! I haven’t made it in ages, though, so thanks for the reminder.
Hmmn.. I haven’t tried chicken in scampi. I’ll have to try it.
I’m the only one who eats seafood in this house but I would still consider making this for myself. Looks like a really tasty dish.
Yes it is a flavorful dish, Kori.
I will definitely make this on Friday. Our boys love pasta and m the girls love shrimp. Why not combine the two faves, right>
Right. I’m sure they will love it.
Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. I haven’t had shrimp scampi since going to Red Lobster but I LOVE it.
You’re welcome Terri.
That dish looks delious! My hubby is allergic to fish so i don’t eat it often as I would like.
awww. that’s too bad.
I make something like this often…the whole family loves it! Great pics!
I love shrimp alfredo, so I’ll have to give this shrimp scampi a try. I’m sure its just as delish!
I haven’t tried shrimp alfredo.. I’ll try that next time.
This looks so flavorful and delicious, but I would have to change out the shrimp! Great recipe!
Why? Not a fan of shrimp or are you allergic?
This is a favorite among all the men in the family and household. Last time I tried to prepare it I think I missed a step in the process because the shrimp were missing a little flavor. I’ll definitely be trying this again following your recipe.
Thanks. Let me know if they like it.
When my son visits I ask him what he’d like me to make special. “Something with shrimp” is a common answer. I need to try this!
Your son will love it. I’m sure.
that’s awesome you have a Shrimp scampi that can be made in 30 minutes and it looks delicious. I’m not a huge fan of Shrimp, but my sister is and would probably enjoy this dish.
You can make this for her. That would be nice.
I love any dish with shrimps! Add pasta to that and I’m in total heaven!
I haven’t had shrimp scampi in such a long time. It’s definitely about that time to make it. This is also one of my son’s favorites.
Really? You have to make it for him.
Thanks for sharing! We love shrimp in our house and this looks like a recipe my family would love
I’m sure your fam would love it.
My husband would love this! Too bad we’re allergic to shrimp (he still risks it on occasion though!)
Awww, too bad. This is a great dinner dish.
This definitely sounds like my type of meal! I’m definitely trying this, my hubby loves shrimp.
I’m sure he’s gonna love it.
I can see why it was well-received. That really is a nice thing to take to lunch. 🙂
I love love love shrimp scampi, but have never made it at home. I am kind of scared to cook seafood for myself. This looks great!
Thanks! I’m sure you can make this.
Oooo shrimp scampi!!! I have not had that in forever! Now I have a craving for it lol..
Oh you gotta make one!
This looks like such a delicious dish. I have never tried Shrimp scampi before. I will have to give it a try. It looks like a simple recipe to follow.
Yes it is. This is a simple and delicious recipe.
The combination of shrimps and pasta—PERFECT! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Wow! Drooling! Looks delicious. I will try this one soon. My husband and I loves shrimp! 🙂
Thanks Rackell. I’m sure you’ll love it.
Perfect timing as I’m thinking what to cook over the weekend haha. Simple and looks tasty 🙂
It is. Oh you won’t regret making this.
Peanutbutter is lucky because you always prepare lunch for him. 🙂 It is really nice to have baon than eat at the fastfood.
It’s true. He hates fastfood, nagtatampo sya sa akin pag fastfood ang food namin…lol!
Wow! Shrimp Scampi is one of my ultimate favorite pasta. Any dish that you post on your blog naman, Peachy had always been special. The kind that you would want to eat on your table every single day. Pwede bang magpa- adopt na lang sa family mo? Seriously speaking, I’d try to use your Shrimp scampi recipe and perhaps try to make it look nice ala The Peach Kitchen. 🙂
Thank you so much Vance. I do hope you give it a try.
That looks so good, And the granola doesn’t sound bad either!
I need easy recipes like this one especially now that I don’t have any all-around helper in the house. Thanks for sharing, Peachy!
you’re welcome. Ang hirap ng walang helper ano?
I love anything with shrimp! Haven’t tried cooking shrimp though. Hahaha! It’s partly due to the fact that both hubby and one of my daughters have a tendency to be allergic to them. This looks really good though!
Sayang, this is good pa naman.
This dish looks spicy and delicious too…yummy
I didn’t make it spicy because I have a little who loves it but she can’t take spicy food.
That shrimp looks so delish. My top favorite when it comes to seafood. 🙂
You’re same as my husband. he also loves shrimp.
Yay! I love shrimps!!!! 🙂 Definitely a must try. Btw, I love the new layout. Ngayon ko lang nasabi. Hihihi!
Looks divine! I am adding this to me meal menu this coming week for sure. I love serving shrimp because everyone like it so much.
Thanks! I’m sure you’ll love it.
this is amazing! Bookmarking the post 🙂
Thanks Hui Zi!
Shrimp scampi is my all-time favorite dish to cook 🙂 Our family loves it so much. Your post just made me crave for it, now I’m off to the supermarket to get me some shrimps!! 🙂
Cheers to Shrimp Scampi!
I’d better go get myself some shrimp to try this. Sounds so easy! 🙂
It is super easy!
Oh my goodness that sounds so good. We have been eating shrimp a lot more lately, I will be suggesting this as a meal.
I’m sure you’ll love it.
Shrimps really goes well with pasta. This looks so delicious.
definitely adding this one to our weekly menu, perfect for summer and holy week 🙂
Yes it is. Easy to make too!
looks yummy! I’ll definitely try this one. 🙂 Thanks for sharing Peach! 🙂
i love all your recipes 🙂
My son love shrimp scampi but I always thought it was hard to make.
It’s so easy Debi!
This looks delicious! If only I could get my daughter to eat seafood. lol
I’m sure she ‘ll love this.
you always makes me hungry in your post 🙂 and envy when it comes to cooking how I wish I can cook someday 🙁
Oh I’m sure you can. You can try by following some of my recipes. They’re easy recipes.
Wow that looks so good! The pictures are beautiful! Thinking of what to make for dinner, this looks so good!
This look amazing! Looks like something you see on food network, so perfect! makes me hungry, I wish my food looked this good.
Thank you Natalie!
This looks so yummy! I just came from a party but now I’m hungry again!
ay naku anything with shrimp is good for my kids.. pero they’re crazy pa for carbonara, pagsasawain ko muna bago ko ipa try to 🙂
We love Carbonara too!
easiest to prepare di ba! lalo when there’s mushroom in pieces around LOL
I’ll try it with mushroom next time.
Looks so yummy? i love seafoods…