Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti

This is what’s on our table yesterday because it was Father’s Day! peanutbutter loves shrimp and seafood and he loves pasta so I just had to make him one of specialties – Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti!

Oh and there’s a Father’s Day contest at San Remo Philippines page called Shapes of Fatherhood, this doubles up as my entry. I know maraming pasta shapes which you can pair with Shrimp Scampi but I chose spaghetti because you can never go wrong with spaghetti. It’s a classic… just like peanutbutter. He is not the most patient but  he is very loving and thoughtful. He is strict with the kids but his heart melts like marshmallows whenever he is with them. Most of all, he never fails to show his love for us.

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti

Back to this Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti. This is also something you can never go wrong with. It’s a bit pricey if you consider how much a kilo of shrimp is these days but panalo talaga especially if you serve it on special occasions. It’s very easy to cook too and has minimal ingredients. All you have to do is cook the garlic in butter and olive oil and then cook the shrimp in there. Then you take out the shrimp and add the lemon juice and lemon zest and bring into a simmer. If you want it to be a bit more saucey, you can add about 1/4 cup of pasta water. Then add back the shrimp and the cooked spaghetti. Make sure you mix it well so the pasta gets coated with the sauce.

  • You may or may not add chili flakes. It’s delicious with a little spicy kick pero if there are kids who are going to eat this with you, better not add it. Sprinkle na lang on your plate.
  • If the sauce turned out to be too sour or “lemony” for you, just add a tablespoon or two of butter and it will be perfect!



Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 650g Shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 450g spaghetti
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 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

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19 Responses

  1. Ayyyyy… Ang yummy naman po nito mommy… Yung shrimp po talaga ang nagdala… Iba sa normal na spaghetti.. Wow…

  2. Haven’t tried this pa momshie peach , as a seafood lover ok to ? and salamat po sa tips momshie

  3. This is what i want sa pasta…less ingredients and less effort ..veey easy to do lang and surely magugustuhan hindu lang ng mga adults pati nadin ngmga LOs undeniably loves pasta..Thanksfor sharing your recipe Mommy..

  4. Ang sarap nito.. I try ko ito minsan… Thanks for the recipe Mommy Peach…

    1. Love to try this momsh thank you for this yummy recipe for sure magugustuhan to Ng family ko..

  5. Madali nga lutuin ang shrimp. Dito sa bahay, may sabaw yung pagluluto namin ng shrimp para kahit konti lang ang shrimp hindi agad maubos kasi may gulay naman ang sabaw.

  6. Spaghetti is mine fav of all …loved this looks so delicious and tasty…even though this recipe is quite new and different of all..will love to check this out..Glad you shared this with us..Thanks indeed…

  7. Favorite ko rin po ang seafood mommy Peachy. ? yummy naman po nitong dish na gawa niyo po.

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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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