Engagement Scampi

This recipe is VERY rich!!! Save it for a truly special occasion and then savor it slowly with a good glass of wine :)

1.5 tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

about 3/4 pound of large shrimp, deviened

1 tbsp chives

1/4 cup white wine

1/2 stick butter, cut into small chunks

1 tbsp lemon juice

pinch of red pepper

1 tbsp chopped parsley

3 slices thick Italian bread, toasted and kept warm in the oven

6 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked (2 ounces per person)

1. heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for about a minute.

2. Crank up the heat and add the shrimp. Toss until seared on all sides and bright pink. Remove shrimp and set aside.

3. Stir in the chives, wine, butter, lemon and red pepper. Boil until the sauce is reduced by half. Stir in the parsley and the shrimp again and heat through.

4. Toss the pasta with a bit more olive oil (to coat) and divide among 3 plates, along with a slice of bread. Put the shrimp on top of the pasta/bread and serve with a lemon wedge.



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Jenna 2 February 26, 2009 at 1:57 pm

I made this for my family the other night and it was sooooooo great!!! 🙂 thank you for the recipe!!


Linda Rackleff Becker May 15, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Jenna, I think this was the kind of shrimp scampi you were making when I stopped in to visit your Mom a few days ago. I’m making it for dinner tonight! Wish me luck. You make it look easy…. we’ll see. I love your website. Great recipes and very good writing. Thanks for sharing the website with me. Love to you and your family,

Linda (next door) Becker


Logan June 13, 2009 at 5:10 pm

I don’t know if you are a fan of spaghetti squash, but I have a shrimp scampi recipe that uses spaghetti squash instead of angel hair pasta and it is really good. I got it when searching for good low carb recipes. Your recipe looks beautiful, especially with that piece of bread. I am trying it soon! Thanks.


Brynn June 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm

I’m trying this tonight for my dad (and me 🙂 )!


Amanda June 15, 2009 at 12:25 am

I made this tonight for my mom and I. I subbed out the butter, noodles, and used a rose wine instead of a white wine, but it was still amazing! I bought some fresh ciabatta bread from a local bakery and it was fabulous! Your bread looks saturated in the picture, how did you get it that way? I didn’t seem to have much sauce at the end, which unfortunately left my noodles a bit dry. But I’ll definitely make it again! Thanks for the recipe!


Samara July 27, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Jenna, Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Delicious! I made this for dinner tonight. This recipe is a keeper. Very easy to make.


Amanda Jones September 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I made this for my boys tonight, but replaced the shrimp with chicken. It was scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe, Jenna.


Helen February 16, 2010 at 7:12 am

I finally tried this recipe! I made it for Valentine’s Day and it was a hit – thank you! I will probably add a bit more garlic though next time =]


Chris Grimsley March 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I wish I had this recipe the night I proposed to my wife. This would have added icing to the top of my cake. What a deal and now I am starving.

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Joy January 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

This sounds amazing!!! Definitely adding this to my “make this in the near future!” list 🙂


Shannon February 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Just made this special dinner for an early Vday present for the hubs. Was fantastic… we both LOVED it! <3 Thank you for sharing!


Glasreiniger November 9, 2012 at 7:04 am

Look fabulous! I love scampi and so I want to find new recipes. Got one. 🙂


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