Rating: 4.46 stars
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

I've been tinkering with scampi recipes for a while and was never quite satisfied until the other night when I created this one. Everyone raved and said I should post it. I hope you enjoy it.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir the garlic, bell pepper, and red pepper flakes in the oil about 20 minutes. Dredge the shrimp in the flour to coat, then shake off the excess. Raise heat to medium-high and stir in the shrimp and tomato; cook until the shrimp is pink, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the lemon juice, wine, and butter; continue cooking until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes more. Garnish with parsley to serve.

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Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

494 calories; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 28.3g; fat 28.7g; cholesterol 195.5mg; sodium 265.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2009
This is a very good recipe but the cooking time is a little off. The peppers don't need to cook for 20 minutes and in that amount of time the garlic gets very dark. I agree with vegascook - too much flour. 1/4 cup would probably be enough to dust the shrimp. The next time though I may skip the dusting and just sprinkle some flour into the skillet to thicken the sauce. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2015
This was ultimately very good (five stars), but not without a good deal of tinkering, not least of which reducing the cooking time drastically- this should come together in less time than it takes to cook the pasta! I used a combination of butter and olive oil to cook the bell pepper and garlic - for a few minutes, not 20. Added a glug of white wine, no lemon juice and let that cook off a little and reduce before adding the tomatoes. Cooked that for a few minutes, then added the shrimp, cooking them just a few minutes, NOT the total of 8-10 minutes the recipe directs you to. Oh my, these would be some really overcooked, tough shrimp if cooked that long. And don't bother to dust the shrimp in flour - there's just no reason to. So, using a combination of butter and olive oil, omitting the flour and lemon juice, letting the wine reduce and cook off awhile and only cooking the shrimp a few minutes - quite simply stunningly delicious. Read More
(14)
79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2009
This is a very good recipe but the cooking time is a little off. The peppers don't need to cook for 20 minutes and in that amount of time the garlic gets very dark. I agree with vegascook - too much flour. 1/4 cup would probably be enough to dust the shrimp. The next time though I may skip the dusting and just sprinkle some flour into the skillet to thicken the sauce. Read More
(52)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2009
I made this an my whole family loved it. Regarding comments from other reviewers, I cooked the garlic and peppers for 20 minutes, as I thought this would infuse the flavor into the oil more, which it did. I just had to adjust the temperature to ensure the oil did not boil and burn the peppers. Also regarding the flour. Next time I plan to sift the flour and use less, but I save the cooking liquid from the pasta and added about a cup back to the sauce to loosen it, I also added the pasta back to the sauce to finish cooking. Next time I will add more olive oil and garlic but less lemon. I may even experiment with finishing it with a tablespoon or two of cream. All in all this recipe is a winner because the base recipe works and there are infinite modifications you can make to suit your taste that work as well. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
I made this for my wife because she loves shrimp scampi. This is now her preferred recipe. She has already asked me to make it again. Read More
(23)
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2015
This was ultimately very good (five stars), but not without a good deal of tinkering, not least of which reducing the cooking time drastically- this should come together in less time than it takes to cook the pasta! I used a combination of butter and olive oil to cook the bell pepper and garlic - for a few minutes, not 20. Added a glug of white wine, no lemon juice and let that cook off a little and reduce before adding the tomatoes. Cooked that for a few minutes, then added the shrimp, cooking them just a few minutes, NOT the total of 8-10 minutes the recipe directs you to. Oh my, these would be some really overcooked, tough shrimp if cooked that long. And don't bother to dust the shrimp in flour - there's just no reason to. So, using a combination of butter and olive oil, omitting the flour and lemon juice, letting the wine reduce and cook off awhile and only cooking the shrimp a few minutes - quite simply stunningly delicious. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
A very good and different scampi recipe! I did not use the flour on the shrimp but did add a little cornstarch at the end to thicken otherwise made it as directed and it was great! Read More
(11)
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2009
Very good! I used some of the garlic oil to saute peppers and zucchini, steamed some snap peas, and added it all to the sauce in the end, topped with chopped turkey bacon. YUM! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
Very enjoyable. Looks like it takes longer than it really does. Nice light and flavorful sauce that can easily be adjusted to suit your likes. This recipe is a keeper and will be replacing my usual scampi dish. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
This was really good. I did follow the advice of another and add 1 TBS of Honey. Very yummy Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/18/2009
I liked this recipe but the sauce was a bit too acidic so i added about a tablespoon of honey. excellent! Read More
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