Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

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.

Shrimp Scampi

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.

Shrimp Scampi

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.

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Shrimp Scampi

  • Author: Peachy Adarne

Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Boil a large pot of salty water for spaghetti
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
  3. While water is boiling/spaghetti is cooking, heat up butter and olive oil.
  4. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until butter and oil mixture is infused with the flavors of garlic.
  5. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook on both sides until pink about 2-3 minutes
  6. Remove the shrimp from the skillet and keep it warm
  7. Add lemon juice and lemon zest and bring to boil.
  8. Return shrimp to skillet. You can add pasta water if you want to create more sauce.
  9. Add the cooked spaghetti, and sprinkle chopped parsley.
  10. Stir everything together and season with salt to taste.
  11. You can add red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicy.
  12. Serve with a lemon wedge as garnish

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111 Responses

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. That dish looks delious! My hubby is allergic to fish so i don’t eat it often as I would like.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Thanks for sharing! We love shrimp in our house and this looks like a recipe my family would love

  8. Oooo shrimp scampi!!! I have not had that in forever! Now I have a craving for it lol..

  9. 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.

  10. Peanutbutter is lucky because you always prepare lunch for him. 🙂 It is really nice to have baon than eat at the fastfood.

  11. 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. 🙂

  12. 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!

  13. 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!! 🙂

  14. This look amazing! Looks like something you see on food network, so perfect! makes me hungry, I wish my food looked this good.

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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