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Shrimp Scampi in a Flash

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time25 mins

Ever wondered how to make homemade shrimp scampi? Ever wanted to try but thought you might not have the time? Good news! This easy shrimp scampi recipe takes less than 20 minutes and tastes as good as a chef-made meal. For extra-fast preparation, buy pre-peeled shrimp and bottled lemon juice instead of squeezing your own.

Shrimp Scampi in a red Ginny's brand electric roaster, and on a white plate over a bed of white rice.

 8 oz linguine
 2 ½ tbsp unsalted butter
 1 lb medium shrimp (peeled)
 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
 1 pinch red pepper flakes
 ¼ cup chicken stock
 ¼ cup lemon juice
 salt (to taste)
 pepper (to taste)
 1 lemon (zested)
 1 ½ tbsp parsley (chopped)
  cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Add salt to a large pot; set to boil. Once boiling, add pasta and cook according to the package instructions, then drain.


In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add shrimp, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pink; it should be about 2-3 minutes.


Bring everything up to a simmer; then, take the skillet off the heat and add pasta, lemon zest, and parsley. Stir in well, serve immediately, and sprinkle some Parmesan on top!

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