Restaurant-style classic Shrimp Scampi

Delicately sautéed shrimp is tossed in a garlic sauce with asparagus, tomatoes, and angel hair pasta. What a perfect treat for that special occasion!

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Serve this delicious pasta along with some hot garlic bread. You are sure to find this classic dish in most Italian restaurants, but the choice is yours.. with our recipe, you can make this amazing dish quickly and easily at home.

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Shrimp Scampi


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Main ingredients
½ lb. tender asparagus, chopped into 1-inch size (discard the ends if hard)
6 tablespoon, butter
2 tablespoon, olive oil
4 tablespoon, garlic crushed
2 cup, Dry Vermouth
¼ teaspoon, crushed red pepper
Salt to taste
Black pepper freshly ground to taste
3 lb. medium fresh shrimp, shelled
6 tablespoon butter
3 tablespoons fresh flat Italian parsley, finely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped
1 cup heavy cream

Chopped fresh flat Italian parsley, finely chopped
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated for garnishing

Step by step instructions

Follow these proven steps to make this your own

Step1- Cook Pasta

On medium heat, in a large saucepot add 6 quarts of water and salt and bring it to a boil. Add angel hair pasta and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until it is all Dante (firm to a bite). Drain the pasta and keep aside.

Step2- Sauté Asparagus

In a sauté pan add 1 tablespoon butter and add asparagus. Season with salt and pepper. Sauté and cook until slightly tender but firm to bite. Remove and keep aside.

Step3- Make Sauce

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 4 tablespoon butter, oil and garlic and sauté. Cook for 30 seconds, do not brown the garlic. To the skillet add vermouth, red pepper flakes, simmer 5 minutes to reduce liquid. Season with salt and black pepper.

Step4- Cook Shrimp

Add shrimp to the sauce. Cook for 2 minutes one side and then flip them and cook for another minute. Once shrimp cook, add 3 tablespoons of butter. Let the butter melt and combine with the sauce.

Step5- Add Asparagus and Tomatoes:

Add sautéed asparagus and parsley and combine. Now add tomatoes and simmer for few seconds on medium low heat.

Step7- Serve

To serve, first put pasta on a serving dish then put shrimp and asparagus on top. Garnish with parsley. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

Step6- Cook with Pasta

Add pasta to the skillet to coat with the sauce. Finally add heavy cream and combine. Simmer for a few seconds and close the heat.

“The term ‘scampi’ includes certain lobsters and shrimps. However in Italian-American restaurants, it refers to the way of making the dish hence you will come across ‘chicken’ scampi as well”from the chefs @ SizzlingPots


Make sure to simmer shrimp on really low heat to avoid them from becoming hard and chewy.

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