Published Dec 30th
Garlicky Appetizer Shrimp Scampi
Prep 15m Cook 6m Additional - Ready In 21m
Servings 6 servings Calories 302.5

Quick, garlicky, and delicious shrimp scampi.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 pounds large shrimp - peeled and deveined

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, mix together softened butter, olive oil, garlic, shallots, chives, salt, pepper, and paprika; add the shrimp, and toss to coat.
  3. 3 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

  • Calories 302.5
  • Carbohydrate 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol 261 mg
  • Fat 21.8 g
  • Fiber 0.1 g
  • Protein 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.9 g
  • Sodium 460.8 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g


  1. 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 - Read more ...
  2. It was okay. After cooking it and having a few I took it away and added crumbled Feta Cheese. That livened up the shrimp.
  3. 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 - Read more ...
  4. 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.
  5. 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!!
  6. 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.
  7. I loved this recipe! perfect garlic taste. i did add some season salt and grilled them for a minute on the george forman grill.
  8. 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 - Read more ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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!!