Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

This Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi Recipe is a delicious 30 minutes meal that cooks in a buttery lemon garlic scamp sauce and breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping.  A restaurant quality meal right at home! 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi

So here is a little known fact about me.  I do not like shrimp.  Like at all.  But I really have never given it a chance.  I used to hate salmon and now it is my favorite thing to order.  My hubby on the other hand loves shrimp.  He is always asking me to make shrimp for dinner.  So I usually compromise and make shrimp a couple of times a month.

Shrimp scampi is such a classic and delicious meal so I decided to give it a go.  I don’t like shrimp and let me tell you.  I LOVED this meal!

Shrimp Scampi Recipe

This meal starts out with so many of my favorite flavors.  You first cook the shrimp in a butter lemon garlic sauce.  Is there even a better flavor combination that that?  I love shrimp because it seriously only takes minutes to cook.  You then top it with a parmesan herb bread crumb topping and broil the shrimp for a couple of minutes to get nice and crispy.

Easy Shrimp Scampi

Scampi Sauce Recipe

The best part is adding the pasta to the shrimp and it gets coated in the buttery lemon garlic sauce.  It is to die for.

Basically.  If you don’t like shrimp you have got to give this recipe a try!  I couldn’t even believe how much I loved this meal!  All of the flavors are incredible and the crispy parmesan bread crumb coating on the shrimp is unbelievable good!   You guys are going to love this meal and you can create a restaurant quality meal right at home!

Lemon Shrimp Scampi Recipe

How To Make Shrimp Scampi

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi is a delicious 30 minutes meal that cooks in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and breaded with a parmesan bread crumb topping. A restaurant quality meal right at home!
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup dry bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup minced fresh parsley
  • 8 oz linguine pasta, cooked (or pasta of choice)
  1. In a 10 inch skillet, saute garlic in butter and oil for 1-2 minutes. Add the shrimp, lemon juice, and pepper. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink.
  2. Combine pepper, oregano, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and parsley in a small bowl. Sprinkle on top of the shrimp and broil for 2-3 minutes until it starts to brown. Serve with hot pasta.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home



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  1. This looks delicious! I make something similar but hadn’t thought to add the parmesan bread crumb topping. I’m definitely going to give that a try.

  2. Shawnna says:

    hey girl this looks so yummy! I love shrimp!

  3. I really like your blog. Will try this recipe soon. 🙂

  4. Unlike you, I have always loved shrimp, but a bad experience with shrimp scampi made me avoid it. The scampi in question contained way too many capers. I like this recipe. You may have helped me become friends with shrimp scampi again.

  5. Zainab Veqar says:

    Hi! Is there anything i can replace parmesan with? It’s a bit expensive in my country

  6. Anxious to try your recipe! Could you tell me if you used plain bread crumbs or Italian?

  7. Made this recipe as written and it turned out awesome. My only complaint is nowhere on here does it say how many servings. Thank goodness I cut it in half since it was just me and hubby. Still had leftovers. I’m just saying-
    cause I hate to waste food and my hubby doesn’t do leftovers. Good thing I don’t mind them. Please revise recipe to indicate servings.

  8. Deb Willms says:

    Isn’t a total of 1/2 cup butter and oil a bit much? Seems like a lot to me.

  9. Ok so I made this tonight, and then quickly realized I probably did something wrong. I am assuming you take the shrimp out of the pan and put it on the sheet and then sprinkle the Parmesan mix?? The directions didn’t state wether or not to do that.

  10. Judith A. Graf says:

    I made this recipe and appreciated how tasty and easy it was. However, I was confused about the pepper: in step one, the recipe says to add the pepper with the lemon juice and shrimp. In step two it says to combine the pepper with the herbs, cheese and breadcrumbs. There was no indication in the ingredients that the 1/2 teaspoon of pepper should be divided. Perhaps you could clarify what is the intended amount and in which step(s) it should be added? Thank you.

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