Shrimp scampi 

The word “scampi” is often construed as a style of preparation rather than ingredient.

My love for crustaceans, is above all my love for fish. ❤️ That shouldn’t be surprising 😉 It goes with the territory called Bengali.

A forlorn opened bottle of white wine was neglected for some days, hence it ended up in cooking 😃

Shrimp scampi is a perfect quick meal for lazybones like me 😜

Scampi preparation style varies regionally.

The romance of olive oil, garlic butter and white wine is ethereal. As I watched shrimps cooking, i once again fell on love with crustaceans ❤️😉

Here’s what I did…………..


7-8 nos – shrimps/ prawns

3-4 nos – garlic pods, finely chopped

1 tsp – chopped, fresh coriander

1 tbsp – olive oil

1 cube – butter

1 cup – white wine

1/4 tsp – freshly ground pepper

1/4 tsp – chilli flakes (optional)

1 tbsp – lemon juice

Salt to taste


Peel the shrimps leaving tail intact and devein.

Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the butter. Butter will foam up and then subside.

Add the garlic and chilli flakes. Saute for a min or till garlic gets fragrant (do not brown) and add the shtimps.

Saute the shrimp for 1 min on each side.

Pour in the wine and season with salt. Lower the heat. Cover and cook till shrimps are cooked and the wine has reduced to sauce consistency.

Toss with freshly ground pepper, lemon juice and chopped coriander.

Take it off fire.

Serve as is, or on pasta or rice.

Shrimp scampi served with chicken salami fried rice

Happy cooking !! 😊

Cheers !! 😄


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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2 Responses to  Shrimp scampi 

  1. I absolutely love shrimp, as you can tell by the number of recipes I have posted. I have to control myself and not eat it too frequently. You nailed it Andy; shrimp, garlic butter, olive oil and white wine makes for a delicious meal 🙂

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