20 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi

20 Minute Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi


-1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed

-4 cloves garlic, minced

-1medium shallot, minced

-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

-1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

-kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

-3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

-1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice

-2 teaspoons lemon zest


1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic, shallot, red pepper flakes and cook, stirring frequently about 2 minutes.

2. Add shrimp; season with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally, until pink and cooked through, this will take about 3-4 minutes. 

3. Stir in parsley, lemon juice, and zest.

4. Serve immediately!

*This dish is delicious over a bed of greens, or pasta of your choice!