This Shrimp scampi without wine is made with shrimp, butter, broth, lemon juice, olive oil, red pepper flakes, parmesan and parsley.
The word scampi is just another species of crustaceans, like shrimp. This is how this dish got its name. It is an Italian American staple. This dish deserves room in your stomach because of the amazing buttery lemon taste. The combination of the butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine is absolutely phenomenal.
The actual scampi dish in Italy is served alone without the pasta, although the Italian Americans combined the dish with pasta and named the dish Shrimp Scampi. Truth is, the best shrimp scampi made from scratch couldn’t be simpler and literally takes minutes to prepare.
What you will need:
Shrimp: For best quality shrimp, go to your local fish market. You can use previously frozen shrimp, although for best taste, use fresh shrimp.
Garlic: For best results, use fresh garlic.
Red pepper flakes: The red pepper flakes are totally optional, but for those who need a spicy kick, it complements the soup perfectly.
Olive Oil: Use extra virgin olive oil for good quality scampi.
Chicken broth: I love using chicken broth but you could also use vegetable broth.
How to make Shrimp Scampi without Wine
- Bring large pot to a boil and add salt. Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
- On medium heat, start by adding the Olive oil, garlic and butter on a large pan. Once the butter melts and the garlic browns, pour in the wine and wait for the wine to evaporate by half, about 6 minutes. (Skip this step if you aren't using white wine). Pour in the cup of chicken broth, salt, lemon and red peppers.
- Let the mixture sizzle for about 2 minutes. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper and then add to the pan. Each side should cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink!
- Use tongs to help flip the shrimp over. Combine the pasta and the shrimp, with the sauce, together. Finally, garnish with parmesan and parsley!