Shrimp Scampi

Although shrimp and scampi are two different kinds of crustaceans, in the US the scampi is usually replaced with shrimp. Traditionally white wine is used in a scampi dish but for a teetotaler like me, that meant substituting with stock. Eat this as a simple appetizer or serve it with rice or linguine @sarchakra

PREP TIME: 5 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins

YIELDS: Serves or makes 2


  • Large shrimp 12, shelled with tails on
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Butter 2 tbsp, divided
  • Garlic 4-5 cloves, chopped
  • Black peppercorns 1 tsp, crushed
  • Chicken/vegetable stock cube 2
  • Basil 3 tbsp, finely chopped
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • Heat ½ cup water in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add the stock cubes in it and stir. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and 1 tbsp butter. Sauté garlic till golden on a medium flame.
  • Add stock and crushed peppercorns. Simmer for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add shrimp and chopped basil. Cook for a couple of minutes till shrimp turns pink.
  • Stir 1 tbsp of butter and lemon juice. Garnish shrimp with lemon slices. Serve with rice.


Have all ingredients ready before you begin. This is a very quick recipe.

Do not overcook the shrimp. Overcooked shrimp becomes rubbery.

Frying the garlic in butter and oil
Cooking the stock
Adding the shrimp
Adding herbs and butter
Garnishing with lemon slices
Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi with rice

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