Did you know I worked at Red Lobster for many years as a restaurant manager? Back when I worked there, I see hundreds of shrimp scampi being made and quite frankly, I didn’t want to even eat one! But I haven’t stepped foot into Red Lobster for quite some time and my cravings for seafood definitely came back. Shrimp scampi is essentially cooking shrimp with butter, wine and garlic (and a little bit of herbs). It is a super simple but very delicious recipe. Shrimp also cooks really fast so you can make a tasty meal very quickly. Most often, shrimp scampi is served over pasta but you can also serve over rice, quinoa or just on its own.
Shrimp scampi is actually such a popular dish that in the US, they have a Shrimp Scampi day. Mark your calendar on April 29 to eat all the shrimp scampi your stomach can handle! They have a day for everything now!
The key to a good shrimp scampi is using the best shrimp you can find. I like to get my shrimp from Huong Trang Fish Market at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market. You can check out my previous post on them here.
Here is my quick and simple shrimp scampi recipe that will get your taste buds singing for more!
Have you tried shrimp scampi? Are you a fan of shrimp? What is your favourite recipe using shrimp? Comment below!