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Shrimp scampi is a simple, yet elegant entrée that does not take much dressing up for even the finest of occasions. All you have to add is two long white tapered candles, a couple irresistible glasses of white wine, and some classical music. Your guest(s) will feel as though they are royalty with such delectable treats. This is one of the easy to follow Here is an example of the easy to follow shrimp scampi recipes that will leave your taste buds tingling with pleasure. Bon a petite! Scampies


  • 1 ½ pounds of large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/3 cup of clarified butter
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • ¼ cup of dry white wine
  • 6 thin sliced green onions

Addition lemon slices and parsley sprigs for optional garnish


First, we will prepare the shrimp. (if you want to make it easy on yourself you can buy them pealed) But might you decide to go all the way you will need a small pairing knife, and a bowl of ice-cold water.

Pealing the Shrimp

Begin by grabbing the shrimp by its legs and pulling in a spiral motion around the body of the shrimp. This should remove all of the legs and the majority of the shrimp shell. Remove any remaining shell it should come off easily. Discard all removed legs and shell. If you wish, you may leave the shrimp's tail on, this makes for a better appearance.


Now that you have de-shelled your shrimp its time to clean them out. Using your small pairing knife, make a small incision from the neck of the shrimp down to the tail of the shrimp. Gently spread the meat apart where you made the incision and you will see a black line. Using your finger or the knife and gently remove this black line, or vein.

Be sure to remove the entire vein that runs down the back. Rinse your now cleaned and de-veined shrimp and put in your bowl of ice water. Move on to your next shrimp. In addition, if you do not plan to use your shrimp immediately you may place bowl in refrigerator for same day use. You can skip cleaning your shrimp altogether if you wish to buy pre peeled and cleaned shrimp!

Fire up the Stove

Time to fire up the stove. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add in garlic and simmer for approximately 1 ½ minutes until softened, without browning. Next, you add in green onions, lemon juice, wine, and your carefully cleaned shrimp.

Continue to simmer until shrimp become firm and pink, being careful not to overcook. This should take approximately 2 minutes per side. Add chopped parsley as well as salt and pepper to taste before serving. Entree may be garnished with lemon slices and parsley sprigs if you so desire.

Some Shrimp Scampi Recipes have a higher degree of difficulty but most of them are really straightforward. This dish is heaven as part of a summer lunch on your patio or garden.