Shrimp in a buttery wine sauced infused with garlic and Italian Spices, served over linguine
At the end of December I asked my Instagram followers what their favorite restaurant dishes were, and the majority of them answered Red Lobster’s Shrimp Scampi! I’m not surprised, because I love Red Lobster’s Scampi as well. Let’s face it, Red Lobster has some great stuff on their menu. My only problem with not only Red Lobster, but many restaurants, is the portion that they give you for the price you pay. I once went into a restaurant, and bought a shrimp scampi dish, and was given 4 shrimp. Not only was the dish lacking shrimp, but it had very little sauce, and it was over seasoned. 🙁 … Unfortunately when you eat out, you don’t always get what you expect..
Since many of you LOVE the Red Lobster’s Shrimp Scampi, I’m going to share my scampi recipe with you so that you can make it at home! Now keep in mind that this is NOT their recipe. I don’t know anyone that works at the restaurant, nor did I find their actual recipe, this is my copycat version of it!
Watch me cook this dinner!
Shrimp Scampi (Better Than Red Lobster's!)
- 14 oz linguine pasta
- 1 lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tbsp pure olive oil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups white wine
- 1 large lemon
- 1 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp Mrs. Dash original seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- parmesan cheese as much as you want
- parsley flakes Optional
- Make sure that the shrimp is nice and clean, then season it with the Mrs. Dash, Italian seasoning, and onion powder.
- Pour about 1 tbsp of olive oil into a pan, then turn the heat to medium high. Once the oil is nice and hot, add in the shrimp
- Cook the shrimp until they are no longer translucent, then remove from the pan.
- In the same pan add 1 tbsp of olive oil, then add in the minced garlic.
- Saute the garlic for about 2 minutes, then pour in the white wine.
- Next, add in the butter, and stir.
- Once the butter melts, let the sauce cook for about 5-7 minutes, still over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to low, and add the shrimp back into the pan.
- Let simmer for about 1 minute, then remove the pan from the heat.
- Serve over Pasta, and top it off with grated parmesan cheese.