Shrimp Scampi

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  • Serves: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cooking: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 min

When Christina and I first started dating, I threw this into the mix pretty quickly since I knew it was a crowd pleaser. My dad has done this recipe for me a million times, and its so easy and so tasty we still both turn to it as a classic. I remember when I was in college that this was a real treat since I had the gumption to use wine in a recipe rather than as a means to getting intoxicated. I mean, I definitely drank SOME of the wine but it was a real show stopper to have people see that you could cook with wine as well as enjoy it.

This recipe cooks very quickly and can be a saving grace if you're cooking for that someone special for the first time at home. Its cost effective, simple, and FULL of flavor. Rock it with any clean off-dry white wine, with my recommendation being Chenin Blanc or the more easily found american staple of chardonnay.



Start with your minced garlic, tomatoes, butter and olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. When the garlic begins to get fragrant and the tomatoes begin to break down, add in your white wine and let it reduce by half.

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Once reduced down, add in your shrimp and parsley. Don't toss the shrimp around, but rather let them sit on one side and cook for about 1-2 minutes. Then when you see them beginning to turn pink on the bottom, flip them and let them sit for another minute. Remove from heat and eat immediately.

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If you want a bit more help to clean up the remaining sauce, you can easily make it into a bruschetta on some crispy bread. Its an awesome way to get the most out of the dish and to get to eat all that good flavor! Enjoy!

Shrimp Scampi

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