So light and refreshing, this easy shrimp scampi recipe is not only healthy and low-carb but loaded with flavor!

This is a classic and popular seafood dish that is so easy! To make it, simply cook shrimp in garlic butter and white wine until juicy and tender!

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A Favorite Seafood Dish!

  • Easy and always elegant, shrimp scampi is a keto-friendly dish that’s super quick to prepare and so versatile! That little kick of red pepper flakes takes it to next-level flavor!
  • Double up the recipe and use it all week long for salads, wraps, and stir-fries with low-carb veggies like broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, and tomatoes.
  • Cook and serve over steaks or on a bed of keto noodles, cauliflower rice, or even in a fancy omelet!
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Ingredients And Variations

Shrimp – Choose fresh or frozen shrimp that are bite-sized, so medium (41-50 pieces per pound), or large (31-40 pieces per pound) are good starting points. They should be clean, intact, and smell fresh. Scallops are another excellent switch in this recipe as well!

Sauce – Low-carb lovers love butter! Garlic, chili flakes, and a dash of salt and pepper are perfect complements to the delicate flavor of shrimp. A squirt of lemon juice balances the butter and that splash of white wine works as a deglazing agent and offers a little sweetness. Go without the wine and use low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth, if desired.

Extras – So many possibilities! Spinach, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, green onions, chopped broccoli, and asparagus…this recipe is ripe for additions, especially if served cold on a bed of greens!

Shrimp Scampi in a pan with lemon slices

How To Make Shrimp Scampi

  1. Cook garlic and red pepper flakes in butter and oil until fragrant (as per the recipe below).
  2. Add shrimp and cook until pink. Remove the shrimp and deglaze the pan with wine.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the shrimp. Add parsley and toss.
  4. Season and serve with lemon wedges.
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Serving And Storing Scampi

Make shrimp scampi as a hot or cold appetizer or serve them on top of your fave zucchini noodles,  or mixed into cauliflower rice.  Add them to an Italian zucchini salad as a main dish, or toss them in a skillet with vegetables. Keep leftover shrimp scampi in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. For best results, reheat in a skillet with a little extra butter or in the oven on the broil setting. Freeze portions in zippered bags for up to 3 months.

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Easy Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Delicious and easy to prepare, this shrimp scampi is a classic recipe that every chef needs!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or to taste
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • ½ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 lemon optional, for garnish


  • Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet.
  • Add garlic and red pepper flakes to pan and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Stir in shrimp and cook until pink and no longer translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer shrimp to plate and keep warm.
  • Pour wine into pan and cook 2-3 minutes or until reduced.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the shrimp. Sprinkle with parsley and toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.


  • Keep leftover shrimp scampi refrigerated in an airtight container and use it within 4 days.
  • Freeze in airtight freezer bags and use within 3 months. 
  • Use up leftovers cold on a salad, or reheat them in a skillet. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 173mg | Sodium: 1034mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1267IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, dinner, Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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