Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi
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Do you love Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi but don’t have the time to go out to eat?
Now, you can easily replicate this delicious seafood classic at home, with our foolproof Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe!
This Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe is an easy-to-make restaurant-style seafood meal that is sure to be a hit. The garlic and butter give the sauce a rich, creamy flavor, while the white wine adds a subtle sweetness that complements the overall flavor. The dish is topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, which adds a nice contrast to the savory sauce.
This Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi is a great meal for any occasion, whether it be a romantic dinner for two or a family dinner. It’s easy to make, but also looks and tastes like a restaurant-quality dish. The combination of flavors and textures in the dish makes it a favorite among seafood lovers.
So grab a skillet and get ready for an unforgettable dinner – here’s how to make your own Red Lobster-inspired scampi—without leaving the house!
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How long does it take to make Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi?
This copycat Red Lobster shrimp scampi cooks fast and is ready in as little as 30 minutes.
What type of shrimp should I use for the Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe?
We recommend using large shrimp that has been peeled and deveined. It’s fine to use other sizes of shrimp, just make sure you cook it properly.
What side dishes can I serve with this Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi?
- Garlic bread
- Garden salad
- Caesar salad
- Roasted vegetables
What type of pasta should I use for the Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe?
If you plan to include pasta, I recommend linguine. It’s got a great flavor and texture. You could also use rigatoni, penne, or anything else you like.
Can I use frozen shrimp for the Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe?
Yes, it’s fine to use frozen shrimp for this Red Lobster shrimp scampi. The key is to thaw it out first. Also, make sure that it has been peeled and deveined.
- Uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp
- Olive oil
- Butter unsalted
- White cooking wine
- Italian seasoning
- Parmesan cheese
How to make the Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi:
Step 1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.
Step 2. Add the shrimp to the heated skillet and saute until the shrimp is completely cooked through. Remove and set aside.
Step 3. Reduce the heat on the skillet to low, and add the butter and garlic to the pan. Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Step 4. Pour the cooking wine into the pan.
Then add the lemon juice.
Continue to cook until the wine liquid is reduced in half.
Step 5. Stir the Italian seasoning into the skillet, and add the shrimp back in. Toss to coat the shrimp well, and saute for another minute or two.
Step 6. Remove the skillet from the heat, garnish with parsley if desired, and Parmesan cheese to taste.
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Famous Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi
- 1 lb. Uncooked peeled and deveined shrimp
- 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 6 Tbsp. Butter unsalted
- 1 ¼ C. White cooking wine
- 4 tsp. Minced garlic
- Juice from half of a lemon
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- Grated Parmesan cheese to taste
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- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.
- Add the shrimp to the heated skillet and saute until the shrimp is completely cooked through. Remove and set aside.
- Reduce the heat on the skillet to low, and add the butter and garlic to the pan. Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Pour the cooking wine and lemon juice into the pan, and continue to cook until the wine liquid is reduced in half.
- Stir the Italian seasoning into the skillet, and add the shrimp back in. Toss to coat the shrimp well, and saute for another minute or two.
- Remove the skillet from the heat, garnish with parsley if desired, and Parmesan cheese to taste.
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What other seasonings are needed to make Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi?
The only seasonings we use are Italian seasonings. You can add extra seasonings if you’d like. Or another option would be to add some fresh chopped oregano or parsley to add a burst of additional flavor.
How much wine is needed for the Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe?
You will only need 1 1/4 cups of cooking wine. The alcohol in the wine cooks down and reduces, making the sauce super delicious. If you aren’t a fan of using cooking wine, you can swap it for broth.
Can I make Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi ahead of time?
Yes, it’s fine to store the cooked Red Lobster shrimp scampi in the fridge for up to 3 days. Keep it airtight and reheat it in a skillet over low heat before serving.
Are there any variations I can make to the Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe?
- Saute some onions or mushrooms for some added flavor!
- Toss in some asparagus for a burst of nutrients.
- For a little bit of heat, sprinkle in a few red pepper flakes.
- For a richer sauce, add 2-4 ounces of cream cheese.
- Add some sun-dried tomatoes to give it some color and flavor.
Can I make this Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi recipe gluten-free?
Yes, it’s actually already gluten-free. Just make sure when you add parmesan cheese that you are using freshly grated cheese not the store-bought stuff that has anti-caking agents.
Can I make Copycat Red Lobster Shrimp Scampi in the slow cooker?
Yes, add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker except for the parmesan cheese. Cook on low for 3–4 hours or on high for 1–2 hours or until it’s done. Sprinkle with parmesan and serve over your favorite noodles.
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