Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi

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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


  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