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Shrimp scampi

Total Time
36 min
20 min
16 min
Perfect for company, this dish looks great and is easy to prepare in just over 30 minutes. The rich buttery wine sauce full of roasted garlic is a perfect complement to the natural sweetness of the shrimp. These flavorful jumbo shrimp make a great party appetizer especially when assembled in 4 individual oven-proof dishes. Serve with crispy bread to sop up the delicious sauce. Prepare the butter ahead of time so you can broil the shrimp in the sauce and butter just before it is time to serve. Try making this with smaller shrimp and serving it over angel hair pasta for a tasty dinner option.


Olive oil

1½ tsp


2 medium clove(s), minced

Uncooked shallot(s)

1½ Tbsp, finely chopped

White wine

¼ cup(s), divided

Fresh lemon juice

1 Tbsp, divided

Fresh parsley

2 tsp, fresh, minced

Fresh tarragon

1 tsp, minced

Fresh thyme

1 tsp, fresh, minced

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Unsalted butter

2 Tbsp, at room temperature

Uncooked shrimp

1¼ pound(s), jumbo-size, shelled and deveined*


  1. Warm a large skillet over a medium-low heat; add oil and heat until shimmering. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Add shallots and sauté for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of wine and 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice; stir, scrapping bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are translucent, about 5 more minutes; allow to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, combine shallot-wine mixture, parsley, tarragon, thyme, salt and pepper with softened butter; refrigerate until butter hardens (can be made 1 day ahead).
  3. Preheat oven to 475°F.
  4. Using a medium-sized oven-proof casserole dish or skillet, arrange shrimp in a ring, tails up and touching one another for support; place bits of chilled herbed butter around shrimp. Pour remaining wine and lemon juice in bottom of dish. (Or cook in four individual oven-proof dishes as pictured above.)
  5. Roast in oven until shrimp turns pink and butter starts to sizzle, about 4 to 5 minutes. Yields about 3 jumbo shrimp per serving.