Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

by Olivia
Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Hey y’all! If you’re craving that delicious Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi, look no further. This recipe brings all the flavors of the restaurant favorite right into your kitchen. With juicy shrimp, a rich garlic butter sauce, and a hint of lemon, it’s perfect for any occasion. Let’s get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Restaurant-Quality: Replicates the famous Red Lobster dish with authentic flavors.
  • Rich and Flavorful: Garlic, butter, white wine, and Parmesan create a deliciously rich sauce.
  • Quick and Easy: Ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for weeknight dinners.
  • Impressive: Great for serving guests or for a special family meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon pure olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine (I use Chardonnay)
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juice only
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare the Shrimp:
    • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
    • Add the shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the shrimp and set aside.
  2. Cook the Garlic:
    • Reduce the heat slightly and add the garlic to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, being careful not to brown the garlic as it will become bitter.
  3. Add the Wine and Lemon Juice:
    • Add the white wine and lemon juice to the skillet. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the wine is reduced by half.
  4. Add Seasoning and Butter:
    • After the wine has reduced, add the Italian seasoning. Reduce the heat to low and add the butter. Stir continuously until the butter is melted and incorporated into the sauce. Be careful not to let the pan get too hot, as the butter may separate.
  5. Combine and Serve:
    • Add the shrimp back into the skillet, coating them with the sauce. Stir in the parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    • Sprinkle the shrimp with grated Parmesan cheese.

Variations

  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes for a spicy version.
  • Different Herbs: Substitute parsley with fresh basil or cilantro for a different flavor profile.
  • Creamy Twist: Stir in a splash of heavy cream for a richer, creamier sauce.

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Lemon juicer (optional)
  • Tongs or a slotted spoon

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in a skillet over low heat, adding a splash of water or wine if needed to loosen the sauce.

What to Serve with This Recipe

This shrimp scampi pairs wonderfully with pasta, crusty bread, or a fresh green salad. It’s also delicious served over rice or quinoa.

Tips

  • Don’t Overcook Shrimp: Shrimp cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking and becoming tough.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: Use fresh lemon juice for the best flavor.
  • Low Heat for Butter: Ensure the skillet is on low heat when adding butter to prevent separation.

FAQ

Q: Can I use frozen shrimp?

A: Yes, just make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before cooking.

Q: What can I substitute for white wine?

A: You can use chicken broth or a splash of apple cider vinegar diluted with water as a non-alcoholic substitute.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time?

A: It’s best served fresh, but you can prepare the sauce ahead and reheat it, then add freshly cooked shrimp before serving.

 

Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi

Yield: Makes about 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This recipe brings all the flavors of the restaurant favorite right into your kitchen. With juicy shrimp, a rich garlic butter sauce, and a hint of lemon, it's perfect for any occasion. Let’s get cooking!

Ingredients

  • - 1 lb medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • - 1 tablespoon pure olive oil
  • - 2 tablespoons garlic, finely chopped
  • - 1 1/2 cups white wine (I use Chardonnay)
  • - 1/2 fresh lemon, juice only
  • - 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • - 1/2 cup softened butter
  • - 1 tablespoon parsley
  • - 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat and add olive oil.
2. Add shrimp and cook until tender and no longer translucent, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove shrimp and set aside.
3. Reduce heat and add garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, without browning.
4. Add white wine and lemon juice. Cook until wine is reduced by half.
5. Add Italian seasoning. Reduce heat to low and add butter, stirring until melted and incorporated.
6. Add shrimp back to skillet, coating with sauce. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper.
7. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Enjoy this delicious and famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi!

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