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Shrimp Scampi for Two

The perfect date night at home dish!  Large shrimp in a luscious butter and bright lemon sauce twirled in strands of fettuccine pasta and topped with fresh parsley. Perfectly paired with white wine for a spectacular meal.  
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 719kcal
Author: Becca Mills


  • 6-8 ounces dried fettuccine pasta
  • ~1/2 pound shrimp peeled and deveined (approximately 5 shrimp per serving)
  • 2 1/2 TBSP butter
  • 1 1/2 TBSP olive oil + more for shrimp
  • 2 1/2 - 3 TBSP shallot roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves roughly chopped
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt more to taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish


  • Generously coat peeled and deveined shrimp with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • In a large stock pot, bring salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add fettuccine and cook just under al dente, about two minutes less than the package directions. Reserve approximately 1/2 cup pasta water before draining.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 T butter and 1 1/2 T olive oil until hot. Add shallot, garlic cloves, red pepper flakes, and a pinch of salt. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the seasoned shrimp to the skillet, spread evenly on their side. Cook on one side for 1-2 minutes until begining to turn pink. Once cooked on their one side, remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add wine to the shallot mixture to slowly to deglaze pan. Add additional salt (~ 1/4 tsp) and lemon juice. Bring sauce to a simmer for approximately 2-3 minutes to reduce the wine down. Add an additional 1/2 T butter. Place the shrimp back in the skillet and cook on second side. Add cooked pasta and stir to coat, adding any pasta water as needed for sauce to reach desired consistency (I like to add a couple tablespoons). Cook pasta in sauce for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with additional lemon wedges and parsley on top to garnish.



Calories: 719kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 395mg | Sodium: 1321mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 498IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 5mg
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