Easy 15 Minute Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp sautéed in white wine, butter, garlic and lemon served over a bed of pasta. What’s not to love? Especially since you can have this easy meal on the table in 15 minutes! (can easily be made low-carb or gluten-free)
Servings: 4 servings
- 12 oz. spaghetti or linguine
- 1 ½ lbs. raw shrimp peeled and deveined tails on/or removed ( I'm using medium size 26-30 shrimp per lb.)
- Salt and pepper
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic minced ( more or less to taste)
- ½ cup dry white wine like Chardonnay (or sub chicken broth)
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- ½ medium lemon or 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- Grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
Bring a large pot of water to boil ( salt water if desired). Add pasta and cook according to directions (you’ll want the pasta to be “al dente”) . When pasta is cooked, reserve ¼-1/2 cup of pasta cooking water, drain and rinse pasta, set aside.
Rinse shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add olive oil to a large skillet (or the same pot used for pasta) over medium-high heat. Have garlic, wine, red pepper flakes measured and ready to add when needed (the shrimp cooks fast). Add shrimp and cook for 1 minute. Turn shrimp over and add garlic, wine and red pepper flakes. Continue cooking until shrimp are just opaque (slightly white) and turning pink and wine has reduced by about half ( approx. 2 minutes).
Remove pan from heat and add the butter. Stir until butter is fully melted. Add pasta and squeeze juice of half a lemon over pasta (about 1 Tbsp). Toss pasta, adding reserved pasta water (a little at a time- you may not need all of the reserved water) so sauce evenly coats pasta. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and extra parsley if desired.
* For lower carb options serve over zoodles, Kohlrabi linguine or cauliflower rice.
Nutritional Info for Shrimp & sauce only ( no pasta)
Cal: 169 Carbs: 0.9 g Fiber 0.0 g Sugars: 0.3 g Protein: 10.3 g Fat: 10.2 g Sat Fat: 2.5 g
Have your ingredients prepped and ready to go
For this particular recipe it’s very important to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go. The shrimp cooks SO fast, you’ll want to have everything measured out and ready to add to the pan quickly.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 63.9g | Protein: 24.3g | Fat: 11.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 108.1mg | Sodium: 101.7mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1.8g