Rating: 4.65 stars
181 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

Quick, garlicky, and delicious shrimp scampi.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together softened butter, olive oil, garlic, shallots, chives, salt, pepper, and paprika; add the shrimp, and toss to coat.

  • Lightly oil grill grate. Cook the shrimp as close to the flame as possible for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until opaque.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 0.9g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 261mg; sodium 460.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (135)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2007
This one is a keeper! With 3 exceptions, we followed the recipe exactly. There were only 2 of us and we aren't big eaters, as in our younger years. We used just a tad over 1 pound of large shrimp, which made for left-overs. We both l-o-v-e garlic and felt that 1 tbs minced garlic sorta equates to "why bother?". I think I used about 6 good-sized cloves and minced 'em good. Used all the rest of the ingredients and let it all rest in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 hrs, if not a bit more. Bob didn't feel like messing with the grill, so we cooked 'em on the stove. Served it over angel hair pasta along with some steamed spinach and a salad, and a lovely bottle of dry, crisp white French wine. Oh my, what a meal!! We both agree we may never order shrimp scampi in a restaurant again! This recipe is sooo good on its own, 'though we just might try experimenting and add some white wine in the marinade next time. The leftovers reheated beautifully in the microwave at half-power. Thanks, Holly, this recipe is truly a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2008
It was okay. After cooking it and having a few I took it away and added crumbled Feta Cheese. That livened up the shrimp. Read More
(21)
181 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2007
This one is a keeper! With 3 exceptions, we followed the recipe exactly. There were only 2 of us and we aren't big eaters, as in our younger years. We used just a tad over 1 pound of large shrimp, which made for left-overs. We both l-o-v-e garlic and felt that 1 tbs minced garlic sorta equates to "why bother?". I think I used about 6 good-sized cloves and minced 'em good. Used all the rest of the ingredients and let it all rest in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 hrs, if not a bit more. Bob didn't feel like messing with the grill, so we cooked 'em on the stove. Served it over angel hair pasta along with some steamed spinach and a salad, and a lovely bottle of dry, crisp white French wine. Oh my, what a meal!! We both agree we may never order shrimp scampi in a restaurant again! This recipe is sooo good on its own, 'though we just might try experimenting and add some white wine in the marinade next time. The leftovers reheated beautifully in the microwave at half-power. Thanks, Holly, this recipe is truly a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2006
Too cold to be grilling outside, and no means of doing it inside, so I just cooked this in a skillet and served it over angel hair pasta seasoned with olive oil and garlic. It was a big hit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2010
A now closed restaurant served something very like this. My favorite! I like they served it over fettucine. I garnished with green onion tops and served crusty slices of bread on the side. I cheated by cooking the shrimp in the sauce stovetop. Yummy perfection and couldn't be easier! Edit: I added 2 T each of chicken broth and white wine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
This is really good stuff. I made a few changes to suit the taste of my family. To the butter sauce I added a bit of stock (chicken) and a little bit of lemon juice. I let the sauce thicken up a bit and wow it was awesome. Gonna make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2005
This was a great easy way to cook shrimp for a cookout! I found that if you left the shrimp in the scampi sauce for about a half hour it gave the shrimp more flavor. Yum!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
I loved this recipe! perfect garlic taste. i did add some season salt and grilled them for a minute on the george forman grill. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
My husband's reaction was WOW I could eat these all night. I made these as an appetizer for the Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp & Basil (also from this site). This shrimp scampi is so easy to make and I will make these again and again. Read More
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
My brother made this recipe once and it was great. I tried it and we both made it on the stove top rather than over the grill as suggested. It left us with a great sauce in the pan in which I cooked linguini and added to the recipe at the end. Awesome! Only thing was that I didn't have shallots on hand so it wasn't as flavorful as the one my brother made WITH the shallots. Wonderful recipe nevertheless. My husband loved it with pasta and he doesn't usually like pasta. I will definitely be making this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2003
Super fast and easy and you can even substitute green onions for the shallots. I gave this recipe to someone else who has thanked me kindly and has tried it herself twice!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2008
It was okay. After cooking it and having a few I took it away and added crumbled Feta Cheese. That livened up the shrimp. Read More
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