Creamy Shrimp Scampi


This creamy shrimp scampi is the closest that I've found to what some of the finest restaurants serve. My husband says it's the best he's ever had.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • ¼ cup flour

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 24 large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per lb), peeled and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot

  • 1 large clove garlic, pressed

  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided

  • ½ cup Chardonnay wine

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup butter

  • ¼ cup grated Romano cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place flour in a shallow dish; season with salt and pepper. Toss shrimp in flour; shake off any excess.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; add shrimp and cook until pink, about 2 minutes per side. Remove shrimp from skillet; set aside. Discard all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the skillet. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir until soft, about 2 minutes. Pour in 1/2 cup chicken broth, wine, and lemon juice. Simmer until reduced to about 3/4 cup, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth and cream; simmer until sauce is reduced and thickened slightly, approximately 10 minutes more. Add butter and stir until melted.

  4. Return shrimp to the skillet; simmer until heated through, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with Romano cheese and parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

657 Calories
55g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 657
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 31g 154%
Cholesterol 342mg 114%
Sodium 499mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 304mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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